A 18-year-old female asked:

Chest xray findings for my 18 yr old daughter: coarse prominence of the perihilar markings and no focal infiltrate. what does this mean?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Suggests virus: That is a common description used by the radiologist when things are not really normal but also not consistent with pneumonia. Realize that very early in a pneumonia, the x-ray could be clear (takes time for the body to react) so the doc must rely on symptoms/exam in addition to X-ray..Focal infiltrate would be what they look for to call it pneumonia.
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