middle aged woman,cough fever dyspnea on bronchodilators.no past h/o any major illness. plz interpret CXR.



Calcified focus in lt upper lobe (?healed tb) bilateral basal haziness in rt and lt lung (early pleural effusion) 1st rule out tb then lokk for rheumatological causes like SLE ..Rheumatoid arthritis..

Calcific lessons noted left upper (Apex) suggest old, healed lesions(Koch's). Increased bronchovascular markings noted in right hilar and left lower zone suggest bronchitis.Advised E.S.R, Sputum for AFB, CBP to exclude any reactivation of Koch's lesions or non-specific infection with bronchitis

Calcified lesion in left lung in apex.left lower zone haziness is also present. Please go for routine blood and blood sugar examination. Go for sputum afb . Examination also.

H/O usage of bronchodilators itself is suggestive airway obstructive disease for eg. ,bronchial asthma.The mention of fever is sugg of superadded infection.Cough may be due to bronchial irritation (unproductive).In many cases of bronchial asthma x ray will be normal.

left upper zone calcified lesions with left lower zone haziness could be pneumonitis


Scarring with old calcified foci left upper lung. Old PTB.

Basal penumonitis..

Haziness rt base with some old calcified opacities in lt apex copd with chest infection

Thanx dr VedPrakashSharma

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Ch.bronch.with emphysema. Laziness both lower zones

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