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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 439-441
Atypical alveolar proteinosis

1 Department of Medical Imaging Services of JRA Hospital, Antananarivo, Madagascar
2 Department of Medical Biology, Anatomopathological Services of JRA Hospital, Antananarivo, Madagascar
3 Department of Medical Imaging Services of Andohatapenaka Hospital, Antananarivo, Madagascar
4 Department of Medical Imaging, Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grâce, Monaco

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Dr. Lova Hasina Rajaonarison Ny Ony Narindra
MDH, Medical Imaging, Medical Imaging Center, JRA Hospital, Antananarivo
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DOI: 10.4103/ijri.IJRI_170_18

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Alveolar proteinosis is a rare pulmonary disease characterized by intra-alveolar accumulation of surfactant composed of lipoproteinaceous material, related to a lack of surfactant resorption by alveolar macrophages. Crazy paving pattern is characteristic, but not specific. The multinodular forms of this affection remain exceptional.

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