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acute pulmonary alveolitis


Definition: 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.

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