Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis : a case report

Joint Authors

Habib Allah, Dhu al-Faqar
al-Lawati, Nabil
al-Umayri, Rashid Sayf
al-Kindi, Fayizah
al-Bu Saidi, Fadilah
al-Lawati, Adil
al-Lawati, Fatimah
al-Riami, Mahmud
Kamona, Atheel

Source

Oman Medical Journal

Issue

Vol. 35, Issue 2 (31 Mar. 2020)4 p.

Publisher

Oman Medical Specialty Board

Publication Date

2020-03-31

Country of Publication

Oman

No. of Pages

4

Main Topic

Diseases

Topics

Abstract EN

Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis (PAM) is a rare disease caused by a mutation in the SLC34A2 gene encoding the type IIb sodium phosphate cotransporter in alveolar type II cells.

This results in the formation and accumulation of calcium phosphates crystals in the alveoli.

Early in the disease, most patients are asymptomatic or might experience mild symptoms.

However, in some patients, PAM can progress resulting in pulmonary fibrosis, cor pulmonale, and respiratory failure.

We report the case of a 33-year-old Omani male who was referred to our institute with a history of fever and shortness of breath.

A chest radiograph revealed bilateral dense consolidation.

Chest computed tomography showed bilateral dense interlobular thickening and extensive consolidations with a lower lung predominance.

Our findings were highly suggestive of PAM.

The diagnosis was confirmed by bronchoalveolar lavage.

American Psychological Association (APA)

al-Umayri, Rashid Sayf& al-Lawati, Fatimah& al-Riami, Mahmud& al-Kindi, Fayizah& Kamona, Atheel& al-Bu Saidi, Fadilah…[et al.]. 2020. Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis : a case report. Oman Medical Journal،Vol. 35, no. 2.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-958206

Modern Language Association (MLA)

al-Umayri, Rashid Sayf…[et al.]. Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis : a case report. Oman Medical Journal Vol. 35, no. 2 (Mar. 2020).
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-958206

American Medical Association (AMA)

al-Umayri, Rashid Sayf& al-Lawati, Fatimah& al-Riami, Mahmud& al-Kindi, Fayizah& Kamona, Atheel& al-Bu Saidi, Fadilah…[et al.]. Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis : a case report. Oman Medical Journal. 2020. Vol. 35, no. 2.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-958206

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

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Record ID

BIM-958206