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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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.