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CHEST IMAGE
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 51-52

Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis


1 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, All Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
2 Department of Pediatric Surgery, RML Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Sudheer Tale
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, AIIMS, Rishikesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jacp.jacp_30_20

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Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis is a rare genetic disorder and the affected people often presented with shortness of breath on exertion and dry cough. Chest radiology shows diffuse micronodules with calcifications that are easily visible on noncontrast computed tomography scans. It is progressive disease and treatment is only supportive.


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