Parenchymal Infiltration In The Lung

Parenchymal infiltration in the lungs occurs due to the presence of pulmonary infiltrates. These are substances present in the lungs, such as pus, blood, and protein. Parenchymal infiltration in the lungs can cause pneumonia and tuberculosis. They can be seen in the chest radiograph. They are managed by taking broad-spectrum empiric antibiotic therapy for five to fourteen days.

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My cough lasted only for a week and the doctor says it is tuberculosis.Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, There is parenchymal infiltrate on the right upper lobe of my lung. My doctor said that I have a ptb3, which looks like a serious stage of tuberculosis. I was shocked because I never had a cough since September. Before the month of September, my cough lasted only for a week and then su...  Read Full »


Dr. Indu Bhushan Kumar

Radiodiagnosis Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.  Only parenchymal infiltration in the right upper lobe does not confirm tuberculosis. It needs clinical correlation and further investigations. You need an apicolordotic view of chest x-ray. It gives an excellent view of apical region of lungs. Because, in the normal che...  Read Full »

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