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A 39-year-old female asked:

I have sarcoidosis and my ct scan showed tree in bud in my left lung. what does this mean and how can this be treated. or can it be left?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Infection common: Multiple causes for tree-in-bud (TIB) opacities, an imaging pattern) usually seen on chest CT have been reported. Respiratory infections (72%) with TB, bacteria, viruses or multiple organisms most common. Associated with diseases predisposing to airway infection : cystic fibrosis, primary ciliary dyskinesia, allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, and immunodeficiency states. Sarcoidosis rarely
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