What Are Pulmonary Infiltrates?

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An infiltrate is the filling of airspaces with fluid (pulmonary oedema), inflammatory exudates (white cells or pus, protein and immunological substances), or cells (malignant cells, red cells or haemorrhage) that fill a region of lung and increase the visual impression of increased soft tissue density. Pulmonary infiltrates are associated with pneumonia, tuberculosis, and nocardiosis. Pulmonary infiltrates can be observed on a chest radiograph. Keyword: pulmonary infiltrates
Can this lead to worse problems?
Yes. Pulmonary infiltrates may cause symptoms of cough, excessive phlegm, shortness of breath or chest pain.