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What are the causes of inhomogeneous opacity in lungs?

what are the causes of inhomogeneos opacity in lower zone oh both lungs. thirty eight years ago, i had suffered from bronchitis, pneumonia or right lung and pleurisy on left lung. but since then have not suffered lung desease except common colds. a recent chest x-ray showed the above said observation. please advise
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Mon, 2 Apr 2018
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Hello,

In homogenous, opacities in both lower lobes of lung is seen with:

1. Bilateral lung infection (Pneumonia)
2. Pulmonary fibrosis
3. Bronchiectesis
4. BOOP (bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia)

So, it is better to consult pulmonologist and get done clinical examination and high resolution CT scan (HRCT) for the diagnosis.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar
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