I have been short of breath for 3 months following
Patient :I have been short of breath for 3 months following a flu. A CT scan shows some peribronchial thickening with some linear reticular markings medial anterior regions of both upper lobes with some subtle inflammatory changes. Conclusion reads: Inflammatory infiltrates in both upper zones. I am an asthmatic.
What is the likely cause of this CT scan. What does it indicate?
Symptoms: Shortness of breath on exertion. Am exercising regularly but can't seem to get fitter. Sometimes have shortness of breath on minimal exertion. I am overweight 52 year old female.
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I have read through your query in detail.
Please find my observations below.
It indicates that the small air passages have some mild inflammation with the possibility of an infection.
This can be due to asthma and an infection like common cold.
Please consult your doctor tto discuss the requirement of medicines like bronchodilators and any tests for sputum culture if your symptoms persist.
Continuous cough and sputum can mean you have a secondary bacterial infection.
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