Need help with an x ray report...

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LittleMan'sMom
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   Posted 11/21/2009 6:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Okay.. so my mom (GOOGLE QUEEN) directed me to this site, for help with my 5 year old son's x ray report...

He has had ?bronchitis? 14 times in 5 years, new pediatrician went through chart and counted.. I took him to the dr. because his teacher is complaining about his cough..

X ray report read... "There is a perihilar and peribronchial interstitial pattern compatible with a bronchiatic syndrome".

Pediatrician said "bronchitis again" and made my son an appointment with an allergy/asthma specialist for January 12th (said he was "non-emergent").

I cannot find this type of x ray report on the internet, except with smoker's cough? All I found was that bronchitis doesn't show up on an x ray... Now i'm really confused. I asked on an allergy/asthma forum first and am now asking the chest x ray experts.. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!!

LittleMan'sMom
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   Posted 11/21/2009 6:36 PM (GMT -7)   
sorry it was "bronchitic syndrome" ---

LittleMan'sMom
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   Posted 11/24/2009 4:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Well 47 people have looked and noone has replied... Anyways, this type of x ray indicates chronic bronchitis. My little man now has a bacterial pneumonia sad

Gemsi
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   Posted 11/24/2009 9:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi there,

I'm so sorry I haven't replied, I haven't been feeling too great, and only glancing in for spam. Tbh, I don't know much about X-rays anyway, or about bronchitis. I know people with CF do generally have bronchitis, but we aren't told anything about it, as it's just mentioned as a general umberella of CF. I think we're treated pretty differently in terms of specialist illnesses. I know my CF team, don't even bother telling me I've got a new infection, they just wait to see if it effects me, this could possibly be the reason people have viewed and not replied, or the people who have viewed this thread have been searching for information via google for bronchitis and CF, and got sent here.
Not many people post on here so much, and we are a very slow moving forum. I will attempt to answer every post, but being sole moderator, still have to consider my own health too. I'm really sorry you haven't had the replies you have needed.

If you still requiring information, another forum to try, would be www.cftrust.org.uk. That is a very active site, with more members to answer.

I am so sorry to hear your son has pneumonia. Maybe a thing to do when he gets over this , would be for him to have the pneumonia vaccine to reduce the risk of him getting it again. I hope he gets over this quickly and recovers well.

Feel free to still post here for support, bronch and CF aren't that dissimilar really, I think they're treated only vaguely differently. I am going to try to be around more, as I want everyone to have the support they need.

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LittleMan'sMom
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   Posted 11/24/2009 10:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for responding... The pediatrician has actually made my son an appointment with a pulmonoligist. He has had bronchitis 14 times and this is his fourth bout with pneumonia, in 3 years. I guess that his x ray has looked this way every time they have taken one, and then it gets worse when he gets pneumonia. His spirometry test was at 89 and he is scheduled for a sweat test on Jan 12th. Apparently his toenails are clubbed? I dont know, I never realized that round toenails were weird... I will try the other website. THANK YOU AGAIN !!! confused

Gemsi
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   Posted 11/24/2009 11:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi there,

Clubbed nails-most people with CF do have. However, it is a symptom of infections rather than a symptom of CF itself. CF people tend to get clubbed nails, due to repeated infections. If your son has had many infections then this would most likely be the cause and is very understandable.

I think it is wise they're doing a sweat test also. This is probably the most accurate of tests, as sometimes genetic tests aren't so good, as they can only test for a handfull of mutations of CF. There are many different mutations of the faulty gene, and the rarer ones are harder and sometimes impossible to detect. A sweat test is about 95% accurate though. It must be a worrying thing for you, but I think it is better they're doing the test, so you know if this is what you're dealing with or not. The appropriate treatment can then be organised and hopefully your son will feel better for it.

89% lung function would be a pretty good lung function for a CF patient, but it doesn't really say much. I have a similar LF and have many problems with IV antibiotics every 3-4 months. Others I know who have 30-60 do better than me, and manage to do more than me even when they do have an infection.
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Post Edited (Darkies Gem) : 11/24/2009 11:07:59 AM (GMT-7)


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   Posted 11/25/2009 1:23 AM (GMT -7)   
I have a 5 year old son that gets bronchitis every year. He has asthma too. They take xrays of him to make sure there is no phenmonia. Boy, was I ticked earlier this year when he had it. I took him to the ER cuz I knew he needed EI (early intervention) and I also announced I was in chemotherapy and had to be treated too. They did NOTHING said we both was fine. Next day temp 104.5 on Him! He went in shock, right as I pulled into the driveup by the ER. I carried him in and this time I wore my smocks (aka scrubs) ohhh DR remember me from yesterday... xray revealed he had phenmonia as well and he needed to be treated right away. OMG and I had the same doctor! GUess me in my uniform helped wake her up.....did she ever remember to put me on antibiotics cuz even a cold can kill someone in chemotherapy? Nope. And I did get the bronchitis. I spent the next TWO WEEKS in my doctors office every TWO DAYS getting a shot for this and that, getting bloodwork, getting iv antibiotics, getting treated for allergic reactions and to monitor how I was improving, and got sent to my pulmonologist cuz I'm also asthmatic and nailed my home nebulizer every 2-3 hours. I had such a great team outside of the hospital!
 
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LittleMan'sMom
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   Posted Yesterday 11:42 AM (GMT -7)   
X rays confuse me... I had 2 different pediatricians tell me that bronchitis does not show up in an x ray. Than I found out that my son's last 2 x rays showed this bronchitic syndrome?? When one of the x rays was taken he was perfectly healthy. He has never had an "asthma attack" or anything like that, he is just always sick
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