An Explanation Of The Results Of The Chest X-ray With The Impression That The KP Dextra Is Active?
Hello, I want to ask yesterday, the thorax X-rayed. And the result is that both sinuses are normal. The shape and size of the cast are normal. The infiltrates in the right lung and the lower right lung are affected. IMPRESSION: KP dextra active. Pneumonitis in the right and left lung said to be fine “alone..Thank you ..
Hello Chusnul, thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
Let me introduce myself, Dr. Rio will try to answer your question.
Based on your x-ray results, the active dextra KP indicates that you appear to be infected with pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) in the right lung. Tuberculosis (TB) is an infection caused by Micobacterium tuberculosis. This TB can attack various places in the body, but most often is in the lungs. TB is very contagious, especially in someone who has a low immune system.
Transmission of TB infection can occur through sprinkling of saliva of people infected with TB to others. This spark can occur when people who have TB are coughing or sneezing but are not wearing a mask or applying cough ethics correctly. TB symptoms are most marked by a long cough that lasts more than 2 weeks, sometimes sputum accompanied by brownish blood spots, decreased appetite, weight loss, fever, night sweats, and sometimes can be accompanied by shortness of breath.
To make sure you are diagnosed with TB or not, you should do a sputum examination that you can do at the nearest health center to support the x-ray results that you have done. If you are said to be TB positive, then you will take TB treatment for at least 6 months.
Right now what you can do is:
Use a mask to reduce transmission.
Implement cough ethics correctly.
Eat nutritious foods and consume lots of water.
Do not expel phlegm carelessly.
Always wash your hands before and after activity, especially after coughing / sneezing.
Check with your doctor for further examination and treatment.
That's all the answers I can give, hopefully giving an overview.
Thank you :)