Healed varicella pneumonia - miliary opacities

Case contributed by Frank Gaillard
Diagnosis almost certain

Patient Data

Gender: Female

Chest x-ray of an adult female demonstrates multiple tiny subcentimeter miliary opacities noted throughout both lungs. These are of uniform size and are dense, suggesting calcification. No focal lung parenchymal mass or cavitary lesion is seen.

Case Discussion

The appearances are characteristic for healed varicella pneumonia.

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