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What exactly is ground glass infiltration in the lung?
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Allison Greco
General Practice
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In brief: Could be lots.
"ground glass" is a term that radiologists use to describe the way the lung appears on a ct scan or xray.
It can be caused by a number of things - fluid buildup, bruising to the lungs, chronic lung disease, infection, or small airway collapse from laying down too long. Depending on your symptoms, your doctor will order more tests to determine the cause and appropriate treatment, if any.

In brief: Could be lots.
"ground glass" is a term that radiologists use to describe the way the lung appears on a ct scan or xray.
It can be caused by a number of things - fluid buildup, bruising to the lungs, chronic lung disease, infection, or small airway collapse from laying down too long. Depending on your symptoms, your doctor will order more tests to determine the cause and appropriate treatment, if any.
Allison Greco
Allison Greco
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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: X-ray finding
"ground glass" is a way of describing the appearance of the lungs in certain pathological states.
It came into use by radiologists who were trying to describe what they saw in a way that others could recognize it when they saw it as well. Usually used to describe hyaline membrane disease in premature newborns, .

In brief: X-ray finding
"ground glass" is a way of describing the appearance of the lungs in certain pathological states.
It came into use by radiologists who were trying to describe what they saw in a way that others could recognize it when they saw it as well. Usually used to describe hyaline membrane disease in premature newborns, .
David Miller
David Miller
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