Pediatric pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis: a case report.
Sabereh Tashayoie Nejad
Ali Akbar Velayati
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Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis is a rare infiltrative pulmonary disease characterized by deposition of microliths in the alveoli. In this case report, we present a case of a 5 year-old girl with complaints of common cold and loss of appetite. Chest radiograph showed innumerable small, dense nodules, diffusely involving both lungs. High-resolution CT scan illustrated widespread micro-nodular infiltration, diffuse ground-glass attenuation areas predominantly in upper anterior regions and septal thickening. Trans-bronchial biopsy confirmed the diagnosis.