A case of pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis

BMAC Malasuriya, SAM Kularatne, N Ratnatunge
2011 Ceylon Medical Journal  
91 We report here a case of multiple radiological lung opacities with breathlessness and haemoptysis which turned out to be pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis (PAM). A 41-year old man was admitted to the Teaching Hospital, Peradeniya on 3 May 2003 with a history of cough, chest pain and increasing breathlessness for one week. He had a history of several similar episodes during the past 18 months. A lung biopsy done earlier suggested pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis. Tuberculosis and malignancy
more » ... sis and malignancy had been excluded. On admission he had a respiratory rate of 18/min, and reduced chest expansion. There was no cyanosis or digital clubbing. Auscultation revealed diffuse, fine inspiratory crackles, symmetrically distributed over both
doi:10.4038/cmj.v49i3.3249 fatcat:xtrtfwpcqbcqlehv6pe42yzuom