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Infiltrates In Lungs Causes
Everything: Well almost everything. Certain infections, inflammatory diseases, pulmonary edema, scarring, and some "allergic" reactions to environmental exposures. distinguishing among these is impossible without more information. If you had an x-ray, talke to the doctor who took it, so they can review your history, and other findings on physical exam etc. to help narrow down the cause of this finding ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
Why there are bilateral interstitial infiltrates initially in ARDS and then the infiltrates get into alveoli?
ARDS: Typically a mixed picture but sometimes described by radiographic manifestations that are present at certain points in time and they can vary. ...Read more
Many things: This can be caused by multiple problems depending on where the biopsy is from. In the stomach it can be from chronic gastritis, sometimes caused by the bacteria H.pylori sometimes for autoimmune pathology. In the duodenum(1st part of the small intestine) it can be seen in celiac disease. These are just a few. Hope this helps. ...Read more
What does streaky infiltrates in both perihilar and basal regions and lung fields are hyperaerated in xray mean?
Non-specific finding: Patchy opacities in lung fields indicate the presence of material more dense than the surrounding lung tissue (which is mostly filled with air). This is most commonly due to infections, but can also be the result of masses or inflammatory conditions. The results would need to be interpreted in conjunction with the medical history and a physical examination to determine the likely cause. ...Read more
Xray report diffuse reticular shadowing throughout both lungs with reduced lung volumes also the right side No large pleural effusion or pneumothorax.
Patchy infiltration with fibrotic changes are seen in both lungs more marked in upper right lobe , costophrenic angles, heart and bony cage are norma ?
Seems benign : These are chronic, long-standing changes. Why was the x-Ray taken - for "routine checkup" or did you have symptoms, like a cough? Have you had a TB test? It would be best to have your physician advise you. The x-ray findings don't seem problematic (therefore, they seem benign). But ultimately, it does depend on your symptoms & the reason the test was ordered. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Pleural plaques: In most cases are without any symptoms and without any cause no limitation of activity. The plaques may mean previous exposure to asbestos, so the future problems of asbestos exposure are to be watched, but the plaques present won't turn to cancer either. Unles the plaques are large and many, they don't affect breathing. ...Read more
NO: Air trappin is generally due to air OBSTRUCTION in the smaller lung (bronchial) tubes. S guess a VERY DEEP Breath ...held while the xray is taken could give an appearance of hyperinflation but Radiologist know the difference!!! BTW anxiety generally is associated with rapid shallow breathing...Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Inflammation: Inflammation or reaction to a foreign body like a bacteria such as infectio fluid in the lungs are also some disease states that cause your body to attack its own tissue and i can closterwood in the longs also remember that all these connect organs are connected in some way to each other in the chest so if the heart fails fluking back up into the lungs and vice versa is more competine you realize but it's a good question. ...Read more
Chest x ray PA view shows fibrosis in mid lower zones and bronchitic changes are seen, can it be pulmonary fibrosis?
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