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Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis in a marble worker
 
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Ordu University Education and Research Hospital, Ordu, Turkey (Department of Pulmonology)
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Ordu Government Hospital, Ordu, Turkey (Department of Pathology)
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Ordu University Education and Research Hospital, Ordu, Turkey (Department of Radiology)
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Berna Botan Yildirim   

Ordu Unıversity Education and Research Hospital, Department of Pulmonology, Bucak Quarter, Nefsi Bucak Street, 52200 Ordu, Turkey
 
Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2016;29(5):871–876
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Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) is a rarely seen disease of the alveoli, characterized by accumulation of proteinous material, which stains positive with periodic acid Schiff, in the alveoli. Secondary PAP may develop as a result of occupational exposure to materials such as silica and indium. In the paper, together with a review of the relevant literature, we present an uncommon case of a 47-year old male, marble worker who was diagnosed with PAP associated with a 12-year history of exposure to marble dust. Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2016;29(5):871–876
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