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is aconnective tissue disorder which primarily affects the joints. Lungs are also involved.
The lung lesions include pleural effusion
, pleural thiskening, pulmonary fibrosis
and increase in size of lymph
In your X-ray report, there is evidence of hilar lymph node enlargement. This is the part of the disease process.
Increase in brochovascular markings are normal markings in lung fields which are increased in case of infection or inflammation.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammation whiich may be responsible for increased markings in lumg fields.
Rest of the findings- prominent aortic knuckle may be due to atherosclerosis
which is common in elderly people.
Rest of the findings- clear costo-phrenic angles and normal cardio-thoracic ratio are normal findings.
Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal