Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis in childhood: Clinical and radiological follow-up

Stipan Jankovic, Neven Pavlov, Ante Ivkosic, Ivana Erceg, Meri Glavina-Durdov, Jadranka Tocilj, Slavica Dragisic-Ivulic, Dragan Primorac

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Abstract

This report describes a case of pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis that was diagnosed in an 8.5-year-old girl by high-resolution computed tomography (CT) and open lung biopsy. Presence of symptoms (productive cough, fever), their periodic occurrence (lasting up to 1 week), and comparatively long asymptomatic periods should be emphasized. Despite extensive X-ray abnormalities, tests of pulmonary interstitium involvement and exercise tests revealed normal results. A therapeutic regimen, including disodium etidronate, was administered for 18 months with no significant clinical or radiological improvement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)384-387
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Pulmonology
Volume34
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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