Alveolar proteinosis with hypersensitivity pneumonitis: A new clinical phenotype (pages 1197–1202)
Hema VERMA, Andrew G. NICHOLSON, Keith M. KERR, Owen J. DEMPSEY, Allen R. GIBBS, Ian CAMPBELL, Fiona BLACK, Doris RASSL, Alexandra J. RICE, Elizabeth A. RENZONI, Athol U. WELLS and David M. HANSELL
Article first published online: 26 OCT 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2010.01848.x
Alveolar proteinosis and hypersensitivity pneumonitis are two distinct diseases. We describe five patients with histopathogical features of both on surgical lung biopsy, their clinical information and the HRCT appearances. Possible associations between the two disorders are also discussed.