Help on defining chest xray report


Q: My doctor gave me a report for the results of my 9 months old, daughters chest infection and I dont understand what it means. It reads
"Cardiac and mediastinal outlines are within normal limits. There is a pattern of bilateral peribronchial thickening with a perihilar distribution. No definate focal areas of pulmonary collapse or consolidation. In a child of this age, pattern would be in keeping with a viral lower respiratory tract infection. Mild degree of thoracic curvature convex to the left, without vertebral body rotation, may be postural."

Can you please define what this means for me

Symptoms:  Coughing, flem, high temps, runny nose

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