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3 year old given co-amoxiclav and clarithromycin for respiratory tract infections. X-ray suggested to rule out primary complex. White spots in the lungs. Why?

My child is 3 years old. He has recurrent respiratory tract infections and recently I brought him to a physician. The doctor prescribed him to kinds of antibiotic , co-amoxiclav and clarithromycin . After a week, e returned to the clinic and the doctor said that my child s medications are high when it comes to strength but still my child s static cough is not eliminated. The doctor ordered for an xray because he was suspecting primary complex. He told me that there are white spots in my child s lungs and submitted the film to a radiologist for reading. He s not certain about the film s result and told me that the white spots could be the medicine interacting with the bacteria in my child s lungs. What do you think it could be? How does an xray film of a child with primary complex looks like?
Asked On : Thu, 30 Aug 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
White patches in x-ray films of lungs means infection which may be pneumonic infiltrates due to bacteria,virus or Koch. You show the film to your Pediatrician and Pulmonologist and they will correlate your child symptoms and x-ray and if they needed they plan further investigations like mantoux test and will guide you properly regarding the specific management.
Answered: Fri, 14 Dec 2012
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