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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
In a recent chest x-ray, an area the size of a quarter, was a fine outline area of calcification. The Dr. said could be scar from old infections. I have hx of severe asthma and pneumonia, should I be concerned?
There is no need to be concerned. These calcifications are common in
and represent remote infection with Histoplasmosis. This fungus infects 100% of Ohioans at some point and does not require treatment but usually leaves calcified "spots" on the CXR. Ohio
Jeff E Weiland, MD
Associate Professor - Clinical
OSU Asthma Center
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University