Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis

Bhatia, J.L. and Thind, G.S. (1976) Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 23 (3). pp. 110-115.

Full text available as:

PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader or other PDF viewer.
466 Kb


Three cases of pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis have been reported from Punjab (Northern India), two of these proved by open lung biopsy. A familial incidence was noted as two of them are real brother & sister. One case developed superadded Pulmonary Tuberculosis. 2. All the three cases were diagnosed during life. The youngest patient diagnosed during life at the age of 4 years have been reported. In him the lesions were at the earliest stage of this disease. As far as is known no case has been detected at such an early stage of this disease. 3. The clinical features, possible aetiology, pathogenesis, X-ray findings, lung function studies and course of the disease along with review of the literature has been discussed.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Pulmonary Alveolar Microlithiasis, Case Reports, Lung Biopsy, Lung Function Test
Subjects:Respiratory System > Lung
Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
Surgical Procedures, Operative > Biopsy
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms > Pathologic Processes > Lithiasis
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases
ID Code:1590
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:08 November 2006

Archive Staff Only: edit this record