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Customer: Trace pericardial effusion, calcified mediastinal lymph nodes, evidence of previous granulomatus infection and calcified granuloma
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Granulomatous infection refers to tuberculosis.

That means you had pulmonary tuberculosis in the past.

You should get a quantiferon test as well to confirm latent TB infection.

That needs treatment.

Trace pericardial effusion means very little fluid in the outer heart membrane --not concerning.

Calcified mediastinal lymph nodes suggest prior infection in this case tuberculosis.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can you please also tell me what trace miteal regurgitation and mild tricuspid regurgitation means?
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

That means these valves are not closing fully.

This can cause some blood leaking out during heart contractions.

These are very mild problems not concerning.

Best wishes

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you so much!
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Very welcome

Best wishes