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Meaning of suspicious infiltrates on left upper lobe as shown in chest x-ray?

good morning doc what do you mean suspicious infiltrates on left upper lobe? is there a possibility that the radiologist got wrong in doing the result of an xray? my husband chest x ray result last sept 26,2012 . but we had a follow up xray last other day oct 16, 2012 the there result was : the lungs shows no infiltrates....
Asked On : Mon, 22 Oct 2012
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Infiltrates in upper lobes mean infection and Tubercular infection needs to be ruled out as TB commonly affects the upper lobes. Since your husband`s next x ray negates these findings, the diagnosis of TB is not confirmed. Does he have any symptoms like low grade fever, cough or weight loss. You may get a CT chest done or consult a pulmonologist who may examine him clinically after taking a detail history and advise if any more tests are required.
Answered: Thu, 25 Oct 2012
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