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A 39-year-old female asked:

Had ct of chest and it said i had residues of old granulomatous disease what is that?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mazen Ghani
Radiology 25 years experience
Old granulomatous: Disease of the chest is a benign finding. See your doctor if symptoms persist.
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Several posibilities: Granulomas are a result of some inflammatory insult to tissues. In the lung they may represent old fungal infection such as histoplasmosis, or may be tuberculosis (in which case you should have a PPD placed and read so that it is part of your medical history). Non infectious causes also occur, such as sarcoidosis, starch granulomas, foreign body granulomas, and on and on.
Last updated Nov 27, 2017

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