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Lung X-ray during virus: "prominent diffuse interstitial markings. No acute findings/infiltrates"does this mean I have interstitial lung disease?
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Dr. Henry Ng
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: No.
Interstitial lung disease or ild refers to various conditions which can cause fibrosis of the lung.
These conditions often have symptoms such as chronic cough, wheezing or shortness of breath. Breathing tests and high-resolution cat scans are often used to make the diagnosis.

In brief: No.
Interstitial lung disease or ild refers to various conditions which can cause fibrosis of the lung.
These conditions often have symptoms such as chronic cough, wheezing or shortness of breath. Breathing tests and high-resolution cat scans are often used to make the diagnosis.
Dr. Henry Ng
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Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine
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In brief: X-Ray
The virus can also create this appearance -- your doctor may recommend a follow up chest x-ray in 6-8 weeks to confirm resolution of these findings.

In brief: X-Ray
The virus can also create this appearance -- your doctor may recommend a follow up chest x-ray in 6-8 weeks to confirm resolution of these findings.
Dr. Harris Cohen
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
In brief: Not necessarily..,,
Prominent interstial markings on a regular chest x-ray are often due to x-ray technique.
To diagnose interstial lung disease, you should have a cat scan of your chest. See your doctor to determine the need for further evaluation.

In brief: Not necessarily..,,
Prominent interstial markings on a regular chest x-ray are often due to x-ray technique.
To diagnose interstial lung disease, you should have a cat scan of your chest. See your doctor to determine the need for further evaluation.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
If you want to, let us know when you have the CAT scan results and more information can be provided. The CAT scan will likely be helpful and you can put the results in a comment here, if you want to or discuss it with your own doctor. Are you seeing a lung doctor? Good luck!!!
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