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A 16-year-old female asked:

what is hazy and fibrotics in upper right lung?

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Dr. Linda Hamidjaja
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Infection: It is possible sign of infection of the lung, and one of the possibility is tuberculosis which is a concern based on the country you're from (the Philippines)
Dr. Michael Sanders
Pulmonology 16 years experience
See below: That isn't enough information to answer your question. It would be really helpful to have the entire report of the chest xray or CT scan. It would be even more helpful to actually be able to see the images.

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