Acute bilateral airspace opacification (differential)

Last revised by Rania Adel Anan on 1 Jan 2023

Acute bilateral airspace opacification is a subset of the larger differential diagnosis for airspace opacification. An exhaustive list of all possible causes of acute bilateral airspace opacities is long, but a useful way to consider the huge list is via the material within the airways:

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: PCP pneumonia
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  • Case 2: acute pulmonary edema
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  • Case 3: acute diffuse alveolar hemorrhage
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  • Case 4: cardiogenic pulmonary edema
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  • Case 5: cardiogenic pulmonary edema
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