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Child's chest x-ray normal. Diagnosed as bronchitis

i am rachna sachdeva my son 5 years is having some pro doc say its bronchitis but his report chest x-ray { lung parenchyma and bronchovascular making are normal with no active lesion. 2. bilateral hilar shadows are normal 3. cardiothoracic ratio is with in norml limits 4,bilateral cardiopherenic costophrenic angles r unmarkable 5.bony thoracic cage extrapulmonary soft tissues and domes of diapharagm are normal
Asked On : Sun, 17 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Hi Rachna,

Thank you for your query.

Bronchitis is a clinical diagnosis and the x-ray chest can be absolutely normal as in your son's case. You have not mentioned the condtion of your child after the diagnosis and the treatment he is receiving. I hope he is on the road to recovery with the treatment being being given to him.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your son an early recovery.


Rajiv K Khandelwal
Answered: Sun, 17 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician, Neonatology Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth's  Response
Hi Rachna,
welcome to HCM!
Yes it can be normal in bronchitis.In fact bronchitis is diagnosed by clinical examination and not by X-ray. So do not worry!A normal X-ray rules out pneumonia. All the best
Dr Uma
Answered: Sun, 17 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Synthyia Bhagat's  Response
Hi Rachna.
Thanks for writing to us,
Bronchitis is a clinical diagnosis and X ray findings are normal in this.
X ray chest is done to rule out other conditions like pneumonia,
Give medication as advised by your doctor.

Wishing your child good health,
God bless.
Answered: Sun, 17 Mar 2013
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