Yes, it may indicate infection or sarcoidosis.
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The findings mentioned in the chest x ray are not present in the CT chest. But the findings mentioned in the CT chest do not give a clear picture and are a little...
It seems your friend has developed pulmonary histoplasmosis. Treatment differs according to chronicity of the disease :
If it is acute ( recent onset ), an antifungal therapy either with itraconazole or amphotericin B. Alongwith it, prednisone therapy is needed for initial 1-2 weeks
Infections that are characterized by granulomas include tuberculosis, leprosy,...
I had a little puss on the back of my throat about three weeks ago and it was diagnosed as tonsillitis and a round of amoxic. was prescribed. My tonsils never got swollen or got worse. I had a tight feeling at the bottom of my throat that got worse and moved up; I now have a pus or yellow/white coating on the back of my tongue , swollen lymph nodes in neck and chest, the feeling of something in my lower throat and like i need to burp. I got a shot of penicillin 2 weeks ago and nothing got better. I'm on a zpack not and it is not helping. what if anything could I do and what the heck is this??
Complete Peni V regimen, 10days and throat swab
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I understand it can be disturbing taking drugs without any improvement. However, I think the option of the penicillin as choice of drug was reasonable. However, persistence of symptoms...
Left lower lobe calcified granulomas with left hilar and mediastinal calcified lymph nodes with no pleural effusion.
I also have been having shortness of breath occasionally (more often at night) for the last ten months, although it has been getting better. They started last XXXXXXX following a long period of travel to XXXXXXX I have started having knee pain in both knees which I have never had before, and also have numbness in my ring and pinky finger on one hand (for about the last three months).
I traveled to XXXXXXX CA for 8 years working in the oil fields and am now wondering if these could all be related symptoms of valley fever.
Symptoms suggestive of histoplamosis or sarcoidosis, further inv required
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Valley fever can be a possibility since you have recently been to California where the disease is endemic.Shortness of breath and knee...
Lot more differential diagnosis are there.
I have gone though your query.
Tests for polymyalgia rheumatica has already done in your case, there are no other useful tests which can be done. I think you have mistakenly written GSA in place of G.C.A which is giant cell arteritis...
1. Dercum disease can be present in a person with polycythemia vera, the exact cause is unknown but this can be caused by the fat cell dysfunction, mechanical pressure on the nerves.
PS: the disease is chronic and progressive, thusprognosis depends on the medical conditions present or...
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Lung mass with adjacent calcification may be due to many reasons.
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