Test Findings
 

Reticular Opacities

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Overview

    • Look For

    • Linear opacities on the chest x-ray.
    • Example

    • Interstitial lung markings in a patient with interstitial lung disease
    • Interstitial lung markings in a patient with interstitial lung disease
       
    • Causes of Reticular Change

    • Interstitial oedema
    • Interstitial pneumonia - viral pneumonitis, mycoplasma, pneumocystis
    • Usual interstitial pneumonia - connective tissue disease, asbestosis
    • Neoplasia - lymphangitis carcinomatosis, lymphoma
    • Medications - bleomycin, methotrexate, amiodarone, nitrofurantoin
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