### 65 years old lady was brought to OPD with the chief complaint of chest pain on and off since 2 years, associated with burning sensation. Fever is present more or less all the time. No history of cough, hemoptysis, weight loss. No other significant history. In CT Thorax, it has been found that patchy consolidation is present in all the lines in both lungs along with subpleural consolidation in both lungs. What should be the next step ???

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first will be do pleural tapping an that send for diagnostic sample ...and will be do sputum A fb .till reports will come ..pt take on line treats of pneumunitis or bronchitis

How can you do pleural tapping?There is no pleural fluid to tap!!!!There is no weight loss, no hemoptysis!!!!
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Chronic Dyspnea with chest pain and such findings on CT Thorax of Nodular lesions and consolidations is less common of bacterial pathology... Go for conditions as stated by Dr Yograj... Ruke out all the common Fungal conditions including Histoplasmosis and Aspergillosis... HP is a strong likely PCP Systemic disease like Sarcoidosis Bronchoscopy with BAL adviced

Is there h/o pain and or dypnoea on exertion and blood investigation needed like CBC and absolute igE....

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HRCT of chest & biopsy needed.

Get a HRCT chest done along with bronchoscopy and biopsy if some doubtful mass is seen. D/D - Chronic hypersensitive pneumonitis Pulmonary aspergillosis particularly allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis Pulmonary histoplasmosis Other fungal infections like blastomycosis, cryptococcosis Alveolar sarcoidosis Also rule out DM. HIV. Hepatitis B. C , on steroid therapy and other immunocompromised states

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Hrct is not confirmatory given findings and history are not consistent better also post chest xray and cbc esr if sputum is available than smear for zn stainalso look for cardiac reasons ecg and 2decho will help in diagnosis present situation suggest only copd with lung fibrosis.

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CT scan contrast with biopsy Bronchoscopy Biopsy & scopic specimen send for AFB, R /M and C /S CBC ESR MT LFT creat urine r /m Chest pain, Burning sensetion, on & off fever 2 yrs _ ? PTB /CA Further management as per report

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Agree with Dr Rishabh Goel. Adv Bronchoscopy to conclude diagnosis and treatment plan.

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Is patient having history progressive dyspnea with dry cough because this type of CT findings can be seen in patient of chronic hypersensitive pnemonitis or cellular type of NSIP. If possible pls post the CT films. Also rule out any infective etiology . Next step should be bronchoscopy which will help in narrowing down the diagnosis.

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