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Old Granulomatous Disease
What to do if I have hilar calcifications suggesting old granulomatous disease. what does it mean?
Just follow up: Your doctor would explain to you the findings in a better way in context with your clinical picture, at any rate hilar calcification can present old granulomatous disorder or often times just exposure to a fungus "bladtomyces" many people in the southern States are exposed and are asymptomatic and the calcifications just appear on the xray, if no symptoms don't worry and keep your follow up ...Read more
Several posibilities: Granulomas are a result of some inflammatory insult to tissues. In the lung they may represent old fungal infection such as histoplasmosis, or may be tuberculosis (in which case you should have a PPD placed and read so that it is part of your medical history). Non infectious causes also occur, such as sarcoidosis, starch granulomas, foreign body granulomas, and on and on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just had a chest x-ray that showed minimal old granulomatous disease. Could this cause shortness of breath with minimal exercise (walking up hill)?
Shouldn't: If the lung involvement is truly "minimal" on CXR or CT scan then this shouldn't compromise your lung function enough to cause respiratory symptoms with minimal exercise. Important to determine etiology of lesions first then look for other causes of shortness of breath. Deconditioning, asthma, heart disease are just a few conditions that can be implicated. See Pulmonologist for further evaluation. ...Read more
I was just dx with old granulomatous disease per CT scan. Could this be caused from my 35 yr history of genital herpes?
Not herpes related: Herpes, genital or otherwise, doesn't cause anything like this. These are entirely unrelated problems. Many past infections could cause "old granulomatous disease" detected by chest Xray or CT, and most cases like this turn out not to be serious. But don't take the chance -- follow your doctor's advice about further evaluation. But don't worry at all about herpes. Good luck! ...Read more
I have the same shortness of breath when walking on a incine. Also had a CT with old granulomatous disease. Have hoarseness and right vocal c?
You might be: describing something serious, but hard to tell here. Get to the doctor who ordered the scan to see what is recommended. ...Read more
Chronically inflamed: Tissue due to infection, contains granules. If you were referring to CGD, chronic granulomatous disease, is a primary immune deficiency disorder where the white blood cells, phagocytes do not function well, resulting in chronic granulomatous inflammation in many organs secondary to infections with bacteria and fungi ...Read more
Yes.: Chronic granulomatous disease (cgd) is an immune deficiency that leads to frequent and often severe bacterial and fungal infections. Cgd symptom onset is usually in infancy or early childhood, and 90% of patients with it are males. I would add that there are other, very different conditions with similar names, so your friend should clarify this with his or her doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes!: Cgd is an immune deficiency that leads to frequent bacterial and fungal infections. Current treatment can include aggressive and prolonged antibiotic, antifungal, and Prednisone use (sometimes continuously for each as prevention), interferon, white blood cell transfusions, stem cell transplantation, and sometimes bone marrow transplantation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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