A 22-year-old female asked:
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hi sir i have calcification scars in lungs. i got a job in dubai so i have to verify this as early as possible. please tell me how to know. thankyou?

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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Old infection: The site and type and shape of scar and calcifications are important. Old infections can scar and can get calcified. Tb is noncaseating and will look more like tissue densities and pleural thickening of the upper part. You are young and i don't suspect asbestosis nor cancer for that matter. I can surmise you are probably healthy and had an infection in the past that calcified.
Answered on Dec 4, 2013

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