Pulmonary infiltrates are diseases in which the symptoms of rheumatism are caused in the lungs. The disease is often found by X-ray examination and causes a shadow called an “infiltration shadow” in the lungs. Early subjective symptoms are often overlooked as mild and become worse as they progress. Symptoms are similar to those of pulmonary tuberculosis, but they are different. In this item, we will introduce the causes, symptoms, and treatment methods.
About the cause
The cause of pulmonary infiltrate (rheumatism) is the appearance of rheumatoid tuberculosis when the body’s immunity is weakened by a bacterial or viral infection. Pulmonary infiltrates are infiltrations (fusions of tissues) in the lungs that can be detected by X-ray examination. In this disease, the autoimmune function that causes rheumatism continues to proliferate in the lungs and progresses while destroying the cells in the lungs, causing the symptoms of tuberculosis and lymphocytes in the blood vessels impairing blood flow. As a result, cyanosis may occur. It turns out that some patients develop asthma as another cause. This was found by the symptoms of numbness in the hands and feet, abdominal pain, and chest pain, even though the symptoms of asthma itself had subsided. If you have this symptom, there is a high possibility of pulmonary infiltrate.
Symptoms are very similar to tuberculosis and require further examination, but for example, they start with mild symptoms such as coughing, tanning, and breathing. As it progresses gradually, fever, swelling around the face and neck appear. At this time, in the body, the blood vessels in the lungs swell, and large blood vessels such as arteries are infiltrated, resulting in poor blood flow. It is due to swelling of lymphocytes. It is a disease that progresses with headache, dizziness, and impaired consciousness as the symptoms progress. It is dangerous if you miss the symptoms in the early stages and become serious, so if you notice any abnormalities in your body, check them at the hospital to avoid serious situations.
Regarding treatment, there are cases of spontaneous healing from mild symptoms, but please consider this to be rare. Let’s treat it well at the hospital. Generally, medication is the main treatment. As a remedy, steroids are used very often and are highly effective. This is fine for pulmonary infiltrates (rheumatism) only, but some patients have complications. In that case, the effects of steroids cannot be exerted as expected and the progression of the disease cannot be stopped. At that time, there is also the use of anticancer drugs. In cases where the complication is a genotype, it may be necessary to make a judgment based on the course of treatment, so consult with your doctor and aim for recovery.