Pulmonary Alveolar Micro-Lithiasis Presenting With Prolonged Cough
I. Barshack, M. Krupsky, M. Perelman, J. Kopolovic
Institute of Pathology and Dept. of Pulmonary Diseases, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer and Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University
A 40-year-old man had been followed in the pulmonary clinic for prolonged cough. Chest X-ray showed bilateral diffuse interstitial infiltrates with accentuation toward the bases. CT-scan demonstrated a fine diffuse reticulonodular pattern. Transbronchial lung biopsy showed pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis, a rare disease characterized by the presence of concentric calcifications within the pulmonary alveoli. This is the second case of the disease reported in Israel.