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I recently had a chest xray during a viral infection. The results showed "prominent interstitial markings bilaterally." what does this mean? Worried!
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Dr. Slade Suchecki
Family Medicine
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In brief: Depends
Depends on other health issues going on.
Chest xrays w/ prominent interstitial markings include a large variety of abnormal processes such as inflammation, edema, lung disease and environmental exposure. A viral infection could certainly explain your xray, however, if your respiratory condition persists, i would follow-up with a physician.

In brief: Depends
Depends on other health issues going on.
Chest xrays w/ prominent interstitial markings include a large variety of abnormal processes such as inflammation, edema, lung disease and environmental exposure. A viral infection could certainly explain your xray, however, if your respiratory condition persists, i would follow-up with a physician.
Dr. Slade Suchecki
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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine
In brief: Interstitial marking
An infection alone can cause the pulmonary markings in the lungs to change.
More than likely that is the cause. If your doctor thinks a follow-up x-rays necessary then i would make sure to follow-up. If nothing else showed up and you recover without incident then that may not be needed. Check with your dr.

In brief: Interstitial marking
An infection alone can cause the pulmonary markings in the lungs to change.
More than likely that is the cause. If your doctor thinks a follow-up x-rays necessary then i would make sure to follow-up. If nothing else showed up and you recover without incident then that may not be needed. Check with your dr.
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