What's the treatment for pulmonary alveolar proteinosis?
People who have few or no symptoms do not require treatment. For those with disabling symptoms, the only treatment proven to be effective is removal of the excessive surfactant material from the alveoli. This is accomplished using a procedure known as whole lung lavage. During this procedure, one lung is repeatedly washed out with a mild salt solution while the other lung is ventilated with pure oxygen.
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