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What Does Extensive Inhomogeneous Opacification In Both Lungs Indicate?

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Posted on Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Question: Extensive inhomogeneous opacification noted at both lung fields, sparing some upper zones indicating bilateral consolidation
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (55 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Possibility of bilateral extensive pneumonia is more likely.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
By your x ray description, possibility of bilateral extensive pneumonia is more likely.
Such pneumonia are seen with
1. Viral infection (H1N1 - swine flu)
2. ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome)
3. Fulminant aspergillosis (fungal infection)
So if patient is living in swine flu epidemic area then first possibility is swine flu pneumonia.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wishing good health to your patient. Thanks.
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What Does Extensive Inhomogeneous Opacification In Both Lungs Indicate?

Brief Answer: Possibility of bilateral extensive pneumonia is more likely. Detailed Answer: Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic. I can understand your concern. By your x ray description, possibility of bilateral extensive pneumonia is more likely. Such pneumonia are seen with 1. Viral infection (H1N1 - swine flu) 2. ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome) 3. Fulminant aspergillosis (fungal infection) So if patient is living in swine flu epidemic area then first possibility is swine flu pneumonia. Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wishing good health to your patient. Thanks.