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Orphan Lung Diseases. Med Clin North Am 2019 May;103(3):503-515

Date

04/09/2019

Pubmed ID

30955517

DOI

10.1016/j.mcna.2018.12.009

Abstract

There are hundreds of rare orphan lung diseases. We have highlighted five of them, one from each of the five major categories of pulmonary disorders: pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis (a rare diffuse parenchymal lung disease), pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (a rare autoimmune and diffuse parenchymal lung disease), lymphangioleiomyomatosis (a rare cystic lung disease), yellow nail syndrome (a rare pleural disease), and Mounier-Kuhn syndrome (a rare airway disorder). The pathogenesis, clinical presentation, diagnostic criteria, treatment options, and prognosis of each disorder is discussed. This review is by no means exhaustive and further research is needed to improve our understanding of these disorders.

Author List

Ali MS, Ghori UK, Musani AI

Author

Uzair K. Ghori MD Assistant Professor in the Medicine department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Humans
Lung Diseases
Prognosis
Rare Diseases
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