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izadi P, izadi B, amini M, keivani M. Pulmonary Alveolar Microlithiasis and Osteopetrosis. daneshvarmed. 2009; 16 (80) :1-4
URL: http://daneshvarmed.shahed.ac.ir/article-1-63-en.html

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  Background : Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis is a rare condition characterized by a diffuse bilateral filling of the majority of alveoli by calcific concretions called calcospherits. The etiology and pathogenesis are obscure. Osteopetrosis is a heterogenous group of heritable conditions with defect in bone resorption by osteoclasts.

 Materials & Methods: We report a case of pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis associated with osteopetrosis, which was diagnosed incidentally by high density bones and generalized osteosclerosis in chest x-ray.

 Results: Association of these two diseases has not been reported before and because of their unknown etiology and presence of hypercalcemia as a probable etiologic factor or predisposing factor and relationship with genetic factors, we report the case.

 

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