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Whay does this mean " the lung fields are clear and consider perihilar pneumonitis, bilateral? Can my son still go with his operation/surgery?
Depends on situation: If the kid will be placed under an inhaled general anesthesia, such a reading on an x-ray might lead the treatment team to delay an elective operation. A lung disorder can be aggravated by inhaled anesthetics & lead to worsening of the lung status. Discussion of the findings with your doc is indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Increased perihilar markings bilaterally r/t CHF... does this indicate pneumonia? What else could it indicate?
CHF -: CHF stands for congestive heart failure, which indicates there is insufficient forward flow of blood throughout the circulatory system. On xray, fluid accumulation around the blood vessels show up from the pressure buildup. This is not an infection, unlike pneumonia. The concern for you is to identify why someone of your age would have CHF in the first place. See your doc asap to address this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My chest xray and CT scan show groundglass opitcity and perihilar infiltrates. I an 91. What is this. I am told it is not pneumonia. Thank You?
Abnormal CT findings: Abnormal CT/x-ray findings frequently are meaningless in absence of a patient's history,& so it is not possible to answer the question directly; there may be many possible causes of such findings.One non-pneumonia cause of CT findings of groundglass opacities & perihilar infiltrates can happen to asthmatics; it is allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (an allergic response to an airborne fungus) ...Read more
Yes: Most cases on bilateral pneumonia in children are caused by viruses or bacteria. These organisms can spread through droplets coughed out by the infected child into their surroundings & anyone nearby can inhale those droplets & thus acquire the infection if sufficient number of organisms have entered the lungs to start multiplying in the new host & cause infection. ...Read more
1yr/5mos had 2 pneumonia history. Now another bilateral pneumonia occurs. what to do to prevent this in the future?
Pediatric pneumonia: You really need to take the children to an experienced pediatrician to have them fully evaluated for risk factors. If you are in Manila, Makati Medical Center, or if you don't have the resources, PGH. Cannot answer your question without being able to see your babies and examine and test them. Good luck and hope this clears up soon. ...Read more
1yr/5mos had 2 pneumonia history. Had 1 shot synflorix & flu. Now another bilateral pneumonia occurs. Whats the cause?
Pediatric pneumonia: Take these babies to a doctor and have them evaluated. This cannot be solved over the internet. ...Read more
Yes: Please, please follow your doc's treastment recommendations and go to hospital if any signs the child is struggling. Look for blueness around mouth or hands, extreme fatigue, altered breathing pattern, change in behavior or responsiveness as signs to go back to hospital. ...Read more
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