Autoimmune pulmonary alveolar proteinosis

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Synonyms: Autoimmune PAP | aPAP

A rare primary interstitial lung disease characterized by the accumulation of lipids and proteins related to surfactant in the alveoli in association with the presence of antibodies against granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF). The disease leads to a progressive impairment of gas exchange and respiratory insufficiency.

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MISSION STATEMENT The Breathe Support Networks mission is to provide support and education for pulmonary fibrosis patients and their families, helping them to better #LIVEwithPF. This includes, but is not limited to: - education about pulmonary fibrosis - guiding patients and families on how to talk to their healthcare team - providing tips to live a healthier more productive life - providing information about other pulmonary fibrosis resources

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