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Chest X-ray shows on right side a patchy alveolar infiltrates, rule out pneumonia. Is this early stage of pneumonia. Thanks jimmy?

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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
3 doctors agree

In brief: The finding

Described as alveolar infiltrates can be due to early or mild or healing pneumonia.
Blood or fluid in lungs can give this appearance also. Please have your doctor match the x-ray findings with your history and symptoms. May need ct scan of chest.

In brief: The finding

Described as alveolar infiltrates can be due to early or mild or healing pneumonia.
Blood or fluid in lungs can give this appearance also. Please have your doctor match the x-ray findings with your history and symptoms. May need ct scan of chest.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Bradford Romans
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

This is an x-ray reading of pneumonia.
It always has to match the pts symptoms, signs, and exam for a diagnosis to be reached.

In brief: Yes

This is an x-ray reading of pneumonia.
It always has to match the pts symptoms, signs, and exam for a diagnosis to be reached.
Dr. Bradford Romans
Dr. Bradford Romans
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Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
Family Medicine

In brief: Family practice

Yes it could be early pneumonia.
It doesn't tell us type of pneumonia. If you are symptomatic antibiotics are usually given. Viral pneumonia won't respond with antibiotics. You can get pretty sick either way. If you don't respond hospitalization is sometimes needed with i'v fluids , IV antibiotics, and supportive care.

In brief: Family practice

Yes it could be early pneumonia.
It doesn't tell us type of pneumonia. If you are symptomatic antibiotics are usually given. Viral pneumonia won't respond with antibiotics. You can get pretty sick either way. If you don't respond hospitalization is sometimes needed with i'v fluids , IV antibiotics, and supportive care.
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
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