acute pulmonary alveolitis

a·cute pul·mo·nar·y al·ve·o·li·tis

acute inflammation involving exudate into the pulmonary alveoli and impaired gas exchange such as occurs in several interstitial lung diseases, including diffuse alveolar damage, drug-induced lung disease, and acute immunologic injury.

a·cute pul·mo·na·ry al·ve·o·li·tis

(ă-kyūt' pul'mŏ-nār-ē al'vē-ō-lī'tis)
Acute inflammation involving formation of exudate in pulmonary alveoli and impaired gas exchange; may result in necrosis with hemorrhage into the lungs; occurs in Goodpasture syndrome, in association with glomerulonephritis.
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