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
. All persons hospitalized were treated with fluconazole and discharged within 3 days.
On admission, clinically apparent pneumonia with chest radiograph changes was observed in 'all patients, with patchy infiltrates
in four and interstitial infiltrates in one.
Bilateral shadows and bilateral patchy infiltrates
are most commonly seen.