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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What does minimal perihilar infiltrates mean in a baby s chest x-ray?

Good day sir,I just need to know what minimal perihilar infilterate mean in a result of a toddler that just went through a chest x-ray and what treatment can be given to such a toddler?And also sighted in the result is mild pneumonitis.thank you very much
Mon, 6 Oct 2014
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Pediatrician, Pulmonology 's  Response
Hi...perihilar infiltrates need not be treated. It is a very common normal finding on chest xray or it can occur in any kid who's coming out of a viral illness.
If the kid is active, no fast breathing, no feeding difficulty, no bluish discoloration of finger tips or lips.... You need not worry at all.
Hope I have answered your queries. If can upload an image of the chest xray on this website to me, I will be glad to help you further.
Regards - Dr. Sumanth
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