Title: Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis and probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy
Authors: Yserbyt, Jonas ×
Alamé, Touffic
Dooms, Christophe
Ninane, Vincent #
Issue Date: Apr-2013
Series Title: Journal of bronchology & interventional pulmonology vol:20 issue:2 pages:159-63
Article number: 10.1097/LBR.0b013e31828abc03
Abstract: Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis (PAM) is a rare disease in which calcium-phosphate microliths accumulate within the alveolar space. We report cases of 2 siblings with PAM, presenting differently as regards the distribution and clinical severity. Immune cytologic analysis of bronchoalveolar lavage showed a CD4 alveolitis in the radiologically most affected patient, whereas the least affected had a normal bronchoalveolar lavage analysis, demonstrating the low specificity of immune cytologic lavage analysis in diagnosing familial PAM. For the first time, we describe the endoscopic findings using a probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy.
ISSN: 1948-8270
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Pneumology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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