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i am 19 yrs old and at age of 6 yrs old i was diagnosed with irregularity of the right articular pillar of c3 vertibra with bony erosion and after traetment the reports were clear of any infection but recently i went for tb test to apply for a job my and x-rays were taken and am told that i have calcium deposit in my chest. what happens if i do have the deposit and what is treatment


Granulomas are the most common lung tissue calcifications seen in chest x-ray imaging reports. You might ask your doctor if this is what you have.

"A granuloma is a small area of inflammation in the body due to tissue injury, such as from an infection. Granulomas most often occur in the lungs but can occur in other parts of the body as well. They typically cause no signs or symptoms and are found incidentally on an X-ray done for some other reason. Although granulomas are noncancerous (benign), they may resemble cancer on an X-ray.

The most common cause of granuloma is histoplasmosis, a fungal infection that primarily affects the lungs. Most people with pulmonary histoplasmosis never suspect that they have the disease. Granulomas due to histoplasmosis are usually visible on X-rays because they become calcified and have the same density as bone.

A doctor may make a diagnosis of granuloma by a chest X-ray or computerized tomography (CT) scan. The affected tissue usually shows scarring and calcification characteristic of a granuloma. Granulomas typically require no treatment."