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. 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.