Test Findings
 

Diffuse Consolidation

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Overview

    • Look For

    • Consolidation affecting multiple pulmonary lobes.
    • Example

    • Diffuse consolidation in a patient with tuberculosis
    • Diffuse consolidation in a patient with tuberculosis
       
    • Causes of Multifocal Consolidation

    • Pulmonary oedema
    • Infection  - bronchopneumonia, fungal pneumonia, viral pneumonitis, tuberculosis
    • Vascular - septic embolism
    • Inflammation - systemic lupus erythematosus, granulomatosis with polyangiitis, Goodpasture’s syndrome, Henoch-Schonlein purpura
    • Tumour - primary lung cancer, lymphoma, metastases
    • Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis
    • Aspiration pneumonitis
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