patchy infiltrate


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patchy infiltrate

A poorly defined area of lung consolidation seen on the chest radiograph as scattered opacification within normal lung tissue. It is usually caused by a mixture of normally aerated and infected lung lobules.
See also: infiltrate
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Chest radiographs of all 10 case-patients showed bilateral patchy infiltrates.
Bilateral shadows and bilateral patchy infiltrates are most commonly seen.
Chest x-ray showed bilateral patchy infiltrates and a chest CT scan revealed bilateral lung infiltrates.