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Are short course of steroids effective at treating lung inflammation?

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Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar


Practicing since :2008

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Posted on Wed, 13 Mar 2019 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: This is my finding on my C-T scan, Lung: New finding of areas of scattered nonspecific groundglass opacity in the
lateral and posterior right upper lobe of uncertain etiology, may represent inflammatory process. A 2 mm indeterminate left upper lobe nodular opacity. I'm a nurse was in remission CLL, Non-hodgkins small cell. My spleen has not changed
Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 51 minutes later
Brief Answer:

What are your symptoms?

Detailed Answer:


Yes, possibility of inflammatory process is more likely.
But the more important thing is your symptoms.

Please let me know:

1. Do you have breathlessness?
2. Do you have coughing with or without expectation?
3. Do you smoke?

Usually, a short course of steroids (methylprednisone) is sufficient for this kind of lung inflammation.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Dr Kaushal Bhavsar, Pulmonologist
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