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My 32 yr old sister was just diagnosed with bilateral pneumonia but they are very concerned about the findings of severe crystals in her lungs. What could cause this?



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Hello and hope you are doing well.

Crystals in the lung cavities can occur with Pulmonary aspergillosis, which is a fungal infection of the lungs. They are also found in sarcoidosis, asbestosis and in patients undergoing hemodialysis and in people with a history of injection drug use. Therapy depends on the cause. Please discuss the options with your consulting doctor.

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