Findings of lung infections using chest computed tomography in immunocompromised patients with respiratory illnesses
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In immunocompromised individuals, one of the most common reasons for a high mortality rate is respiratory infections and the problems that can follow them. Although chest radiographs and computed tomography are the diagnostic tools that are most commonly used for the early diagnosis of lung manifestations of infections, they lack the specificity for the wide range of chest infections that can occur in immunocompromised patients. Despite this, chest radiographs and computed tomography are commonly used. It is possible to speed up the process of early and accurate diagnosis in order to facilitate the subsequent implementation of the appropriate management strategy by performing a systematic analysis of the imaging findings in correlation with the clinical settings as well as a comparison with the older images. The findings of computed tomography exams performed on immunocompromised individuals who suffered from respiratory infections will be presented here in relation to a variety of clinical contexts.