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Other than COPD, what would cause shortness of breath& pain w/breathing in, plus focal airspace disease on chest X-ray? No cough/fever/phlegm.

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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Many things

COPD should not cause "focal airspace disease" on any films.
Typically when we report "focal airspace disease" it implies, but by no means exclusively, that you have pneumonia. There are nearly countless things that can cause these findings. See your doctor.

In brief: Many things

COPD should not cause "focal airspace disease" on any films.
Typically when we report "focal airspace disease" it implies, but by no means exclusively, that you have pneumonia. There are nearly countless things that can cause these findings. See your doctor.
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