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What can cause scattered pulmonary parenchymal opacities in the upper lung?

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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: 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

In brief: 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
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
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Dr. Leroy Fleischer
Internal Medicine

In brief: Many things

A number of different things can cause this, from tumors (often metastatic), certain infections to autoimmune diseases.
You will need additional studies such as a ct scan of the chest, blood work, and likely a visit with a pulmonary specialist.

In brief: Many things

A number of different things can cause this, from tumors (often metastatic), certain infections to autoimmune diseases.
You will need additional studies such as a ct scan of the chest, blood work, and likely a visit with a pulmonary specialist.
Dr. Leroy Fleischer
Dr. Leroy Fleischer
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