A 42-year-old member asked:
Aside from tuberculosis, what other diseases can be infiltrates on a chest x ray?
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Dr. Mark Sternanswered
Cardiology 48 years experience
Pneumonias, cancers,: Pneumonias, cancers, scars chronic lung disease, and many others.
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Dr. Larry Lutwickanswered
Infectious Disease 51 years experience
Many: Many diseases can look like TB on chest x-ray.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
What is the definition of focal infiltrate on a chest x-ray?
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Dr. Bruce J. Stringeranswered
Radiology 49 years experience
Pneumonia: A focal infiltrate would be a localized area of the lung that is relatively un-inflated with air compared to the rest of the lung. This can be from pneumonia or atelectasis (lung collapse) in which case there might be a reason for a person not being able to take a normal breath such as being in pain or being unconscious. Sometimes a bronchial tube can be blocked by secretions or mass.
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Last updated Feb 19, 2015
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