Signs and Symptoms

Signs & Symptoms of Type I PPB

  • Mild to sever respiratory distress due to air-filled cysts or pneumothorax.
  • Incidental discovery of lung cysts on chest x-ray

Signs & Symptoms of Types II and III PPB

  • dyspnea, fever, cough, chest or abdominal pain (frequent diagnosis of pneumonia). Respiratory compromise may be extreme with patients on respirators within days of presentation.
  • pleural effusion
  • pneumothorax (Type II disease)
  • malaise, anorexia