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What do you mean by pulmonary lesion in a chest X-ray and is it related to pneumonia?

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chest x-ray showed small left upper lobe infiltrate or pulmonary lesion. what does that mean i had pneumonia 3 weeks ago. is that related Just wanted to know what pulmonary lesion means and is it related to pneumonia
Posted Wed, 1 Jan 2014 in X-ray, Lab tests and Scans
Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah 47 minutes later
Brief Answer: Yes Detailed Answer: Hi and thank you so much for this query. An infiltrate is a typical radiologic finding on chest x-rays suggestive of pneumonia. It generally appears as white areas. Unless there are other reasons to suggest otherwise, it is generally treated as pneumonia with antibiotics. Pulmonary lesion simply refers to an abnormality observed in the lungs and the infiltrates describes to the specific abnormality observed. I very much hope that this addresses your query. I wish you well and hope you are improving on treatment. Also, ask your doctor about pneumococcal vaccination for seniors and if you are up to date with your shots. Thanks for using our services and please feel free to ask for clarifications if need be. Thanks. Dr. Ditah, MD.
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