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What Does The Chest X Ray Mean?

My friend 56 yr old male has in x-ray chest bilateral extensive thickening of interstitial lung markings with cystic changes and peribronchial thickening at right lower lung zone with small oppacities at both lower lobes. Also bilateral pleural thickening more on right side. what will be the underlying reason.

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Fri, 4 Apr 2014
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Thanks for writing to HCM

You are suffering from interstitial lung disease with bronchiectatic changes.
Interstitial lung disease may be due to many causes.
You need further investigations like HRCT of thorax and clinical correlation.
Investigations like routine hemogram,pulmonary function test should be done.
Proper management depend upon underlying etiology.
Hope i have answered your query.
Get well soon.

Take Care
Dr.Indu Bhushan
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What Does The Chest X Ray Mean?

Hello Thanks for writing to HCM You are suffering from interstitial lung disease with bronchiectatic changes. Interstitial lung disease may be due to many causes. You need further investigations like HRCT of thorax and clinical correlation. Investigations like routine hemogram,pulmonary function test should be done. Proper management depend upon underlying etiology. Hope i have answered your query. Get well soon. Take Care Dr.Indu Bhushan