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Can bronchitis cause scar tissue on lungs

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Can bronchitis cause scar tissue on lungs?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Su S replied 8 years ago.


How the scar was detected? Is it an X ray finding? In which part of lung?

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I have had bronchitis several times over the years, some severe. My docotr ordered a ct scan on my lungs and the pulmonary doctor said it showed scar tissue.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
It is in upper part of both lungs. the doctor said nothing active was showing.
Expert:  Dr. Su S replied 8 years ago.
Thank you for the input,

Only pure bronchitis will not cause scar of lung tissue . If there is associated inflammation of the lungs then there can be scar tissue which is visible on X ray. When scar is formed it indicates that the inflammation has healed & there is no active disease. Thus your doctor told that nothing is active.

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