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NTM Should they treat. CT results

Have persistant cough for one year night sweats fatigue shortness of breath. Two of four sputum test smear neg culture positive. CT finding i dont understand.
There is minor diffuse bilateral interlobular septal thickening. This is more prominent at the bases. No areas of ground glass opacity. No dronchiectasis. No focal mass or cavity. On the expiritory films there is no evedence of air trapping. No pleural disease. No enlarged hilar nodes. There are small none spacific mediastinal nodes. no axillary or supraclavicular lymphadenopathy. The visualied upper abdominal viscera appear unremarkable. Conclution None specific interlobular septal thickening, most prominent at the lung base.
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Hello and hope you are doing well.

The CT shows minimal septal thickening, but this has to be correlated with lab tests and symptoms. But certain infections like tuberculosis can cause an evening rise of temperature and increased sweating. This also causes a loss of appetite; as such this is accompanied by weight loss. So, record your temperatures, on a two hourly basis to detect an evening rise of temperature.  Please check with your doctor to rule out this condition.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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