Cystic fibrosis

Case contributed by Dr James Harvey

Presentation

Patient with a known condition presenting with cough.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Interstitial thickening and bronchial wall thickening with an upper zone predominance. Dilated peripheral bronchioles are also seen in both upper zones.
No confluent consolidation or collapse.

Case Discussion

Thick-walled cylindrical bronchiectasis involving the upper zones is typical of cystic fibrosis.

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Case information

rID: 70890
Published: 8th Sep 2019
Last edited: 21st Sep 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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