Patchy infiltrate | definition of patchy infiltrate by Medical dictionary
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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.
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On the basis of clinical symptoms and chest radiographs that revealed bilateral, nodular patchy infiltrates
, acute pulmonary histoplasmosis was the suspected illness.
Chest radiography revealed patchy infiltrates
in the left lung and pleural effusion.
Chest x-ray film showed patchy infiltrates
in the right upper lobe and left lower lobe.