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A Case of Pulmonary Alveolar Microlithiasis Diagnosed by Transbronchial Biopsy
1 Department of Chest Diseases, Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam University, School of Medicine, Kahramanmaraş,Turkey  
2 Department of Thoracic Sugery, Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam University School of Medicine, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey  
3 Department of Pathology, Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam University School of Medicine, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey  
turkthoracj ; 5: -
DOI: 10.5152/TurkThoracJ.2017.17015
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Key Words: Microliths, pulmonary alveolar microlitiasis, transbronchial biopsy
Abstract

Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis is a rare infiltrative pulmonary disease, in which intraalveolar accumulation of small stones (microliths) consisting of calcium phosphatite occurs. It is an autosomal recessive disorder. The disease occurs as a result of the disruption of type IIb sodium phosphate cotransporter in type II alveolar cells after the mutation of SLC34A2. Majority of patients are diagnosed between age 20 and 40. Here, we present a case of alveolar microlithiasis that was diagnosed with transbronchial biopsy.

 

Cite this article as: Arpağ H, Sayan M, Atilla N, et al. A Case of Pulmonary Alveolar Microlithiasis Diagnosed by Transbronchial Biopsy. Turk Thorac J 2017: DOI: 10.5152/TurkThoracJ.2017.17015

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