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Forum Name: Pneumonia

Question: Lung Nodule Calcification


 Ladysmith52 - Tue Mar 07, 2006 3:05 pm

Does c. pneumonia cause lung nodules? If so, will they calcify as the disease goes away?

Thank you for your response.
Ladysmith52

Female - 53 years old
Diagnosis: coccidioidomycosis - 10/18/05
No past surgeries
No smoking
No alcohol
No meds
 Dr. A. De la Guerra - Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:20 pm

User avatar Hi Ladysmith52,

Sometimes calcium deposits in areas where an infection caused tissue damage or scarring. Thus, in your case calcifications are a sign of lung healing after the pneumonia. Mostly, calcified lung nodules are found after infections caused by mycobacteria (tuberculosis) or fungi (coccidiodomycosis), but also after bacterial pneumonia, in particular due to legionella.

Sincerely,

Dr. Alberto de la Guerra

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