SESSION TITLE: Diffuse Lung Disease
SESSION TYPE: Case Report Poster
PRESENTED ON: Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
INTRODUCTION: Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), a rare progressive lung disease which almost exclusively affects women of childbearing age, is characterized by cystic remodeling of the lung parenchyma due to proliferation of abnormal smooth muscle cells. As with many other rare diseases, one of the major issues is the lack of awareness amongst healthcare professionals, resulting in a delay from the time of presentation to diagnosis and treatment.