What Are Bilateral Infiltrates?


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Anonymous answered
Infiltration of both lungs with some type of infection (pneumonia), fluid (CHF or renal failure), or blood.
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Doctor D answered
Bilateral refers to both sides of the body.  Infiltrates refers to a problem or "broken".  Together will most likely be the verbiage used when assessing an x-ray and discussing someone with pneumonia.

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