Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis

J Coll Physicians Surg Pak. 2009 Jun;19(6):391-2.


This is a case report of 32 years old male, who presented in outdoor clinic of Pulmonology Department, Jinnah Hospital, Lahore, with progressively increasing shortness of breath over 2 years, multiple episodes of dry cough over 9 months, history of low-grade fever for 15 days and haemoptysis for the last one day. He was diagnosed as a case of miliary tuberculosis on the basis of his chest X-ray findings and was on anti-tuberculosis treatment by the GP of the locality. Diagnosis of pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis was made on the basis of clinical features and laboratory findings.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Calculi / diagnosis*
  • Calculi / drug therapy
  • Humans
  • Lung Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Lung Diseases / drug therapy
  • Male
  • Pulmonary Alveoli*
  • Tuberculosis, Miliary / diagnosis