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Test Findings

Diffuse Consolidation

October 21st, 2019


  • 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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