alveolar infiltrate


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alveolar infiltrate

Opacification of air spaces, caused by the filling of alveoli with blood, pus, or fluid. Alveolar infiltrates are seen on the chest radiograph as patchy areas of increased density, often surrounding air bronchograms.
See also: infiltrate
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The chest X-ray showed scanty alveolar infiltrates, presumably related to the higher PEEP level applied (Figure 2).
He died 4 days after admission with marked respiratory distress, hypoxemia, and bilateral upper lobe alveolar infiltrates.
8) C pseudodiphthericum has been described as a cause of alveolar infiltrates and lung abscess in HIV-positive patients.
One week later, a chest radiograph showed bilateral alveolar infiltrates suggestive of pulmonary edema (Figure).
The clinical presentation of a patient with pulmonary hemorrhage is usually hemoptysis and anemia, associated with diffuse or focal patchy alveolar infiltrates on chest x-ray.
Radiographic changes exhibited at admission consisted of bilateral interstitial infiltrates in 14 patients (56%), alveolar infiltrates in 4 (16%), and mixed infiltrates in 5 (20%) patients.
Chest x-ray films showed bilateral lower lobe and peripheral right upper lobe alveolar infiltrates.