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What is inhomogeneous opacity in the left lower lobe?

Good Day!I just wanna ask what is the meaning of inhomogeneous opacity in the left lower lobe ,it was the findings on my son s chest x-ray .My son had fever at night,what do you think is the best way for him to do.
Asked On : Sat, 24 Mar 2012
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In-homogeneous opacity in the left lower lobe means to say that there is opacity in the left lower lung but it is not uniform, it is scattered in appearance.

Opacities in the lung is seen in active infections. It is a common finding in most paediatric respiratory cases.

Your son may be having an acute lower respiratory tract infection as he had fever too.

He may require a course of antibiotics like amoxicillin for a few days. Discuss about this with his paediatrician.

The finding on the chest X-ray will resolve soon and become normal.

Give him steam inhalation thrice a day to clear the secretions in the airway.

Do not worry, he shall be fine soon.

Answered: Sat, 24 Mar 2012
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