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A 40-year-old female asked:

I had a cta chest scan done in the er and it said left base atelectasis is noted. can this be treated? i had pneumonia in november?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
If there are no symptoms, non smoker, may be followed. Please provide additional information. With acute symptoms, concern for PE, an EKG 12 lead, D Dimer, O2 sat and symptoms should be evaluated. Watch for signs of shortness of breath and lower extremity swelling.
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