Autoimmune pulmonary alveolar proteinosis mimicking Mycoplasma pneumonia in an adolescent
Respir Med Case Rep
Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) is a rare disease of abnormal surfactant production and accumulation. It is typically divided into three main categories: autoimmune, secondary and genetic. The genetic type is more common in children and adolescents, while the autoimmune type is most commonly seen in adults. Here we present an unusual case of autoimmune PAP presenting in an adolescent by mimicking findings of
Meka SG, Mohr M, Nair GB, Salman BA. Autoimmune pulmonary alveolar proteinosis mimicking Mycoplasma pneumonia in an adolescent. Respir Med Case Rep. 2020 Jun 1;30:101100. doi: 10.1016/j.rmcr.2020.101100. PMID: 32518746; PMCID: PMC7270595.