A 4-year-old female asked:
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my daughter has cystic fibrosis and just had an xray and spots showed up on her lungs. what could it be?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Cystic fibrosis: The spots could be due pneumonia or fungal infection.
Answered on Jul 9, 2013
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
CF culture: The areas of the chest x ray which are white may represent mucus plugging, infection, a reaction to fungus. A culture of her respiratory secretions may reveal the type of bacteria living in the airway. Certain types of bacteria, particularly staph, pseudomonas, and h flu can cause lung infections in CF patients. I hope this helps.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014

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