doc., pls. help me.. i have a lung scar due to my previous ptb. i had finished my medication for 6 months. my dr, said that i am already cured. but still suffering due to my lung scar.. i can t get pass ...
Hi! I was diagnosed 4 years ago with ptb and my chest xray is negative after 2 mos and 6 mos of treatment. My question is, if I am going to have an IGRA test for ptb, would it yield a positive result ...
exam revealed that I have PTB on the right upper lung. I do not have any signs and symptoms of active ptb. I am positive with PPD test, but my sputum shows that there is no AFB seen in three samples ...
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What do you mean by left infrahilar pneumonia versus PTB
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Pneumonia can be due to bacteria or virus and less commonly due to fungus or parasites whereas PTB is due to mycobacterium tuberculosis.
Bacterial pneumonia generally resolves within 5-7 days with antibiotics whereas viral and fungal causes need antiviral and antifungal treatment respectively.
PTB need anti T.B treatment and it needs treatment for 6-9 months.
My sis had ptb 6years ago,finished 6mnths treatment.now suffering backache &dry cough & xray result bilateral ptb,do need to take same meds for 6mnths again?
Hi Ellaomang ! If ptb means bilateral pulmonary tuberculosis, then I would suggest you to get your sister reviewed again by the treating physician. This might be a resistant tuberculosis, and might be affecting the spine as well. In that case, may be after more investigations, your physician will change the drugs with addition of some new and for a prolonged period. Take care.
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