Are Lung Spots The Same As Tuberculosis?
I am the mother of a 14-month-old daughter with a body weight of 7.2kg TB 72cm. My child has difficulty eating from the age of 7 months, so he is underweight, in the yellow line of KMS. Then asked for blood tests, LEDs and chest X-rays. The result is HB 11.6 (normal L 13-17 P 11-15) LEUKOSIT 11.8 (normal 4-11) Lymphocytes 66 (he said heights) normal 20-45 Monocytes 8 (normal 2-8) LEDs (normal L 0-15 P 0-20 ) 1 hour 122 hours 29 In conclusion my child was diagnosed with lung spots. My question1. Are lung spots the same as TB? 2. Can TB be known only by blood, LED and X-ray tests without a Mantoux test? 3. If you really have TB, can the treatment move to another DSA that is closer? Thank you
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Lung spots are infections of lung tissue that can be caused by viruses, bacteria and fungi. The most common cause is bacteria. Many types of bacteria can infect and cause lung spots. One of them is tuberculosis mycobacterium bacteria. This bacterial lung infection is called pulmonary TB disease. Meanwhile, if a lung infection is caused by other bacteria or viruses, it is called pneumonia. Whereas if a lung infection is caused by a fungus, it is called a lung mycosis. For this reason, it is necessary to have a supporting examination to determine the germ that causes lung spots / lung infections.
To find out whether a lung infection in a child is caused by mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria or there is no need for a medical interview with the patient's doctor, a direct physical examination by the doctor, mantoux test, sputum smear examination (if the cough is phlegm and the child can expel phlegm) and chest X-ray .
If it is true that the bacteria that causes children's lung spots are caused by mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria, then the child must undergo treatment using anti-tuberculosis drugs with a minimum of 6 months of treatment. Routine medicine taken every day, should not be interrupted. This requires collaboration between the doctor and the child's parents. You can follow up to a pediatrician who is closer in order to facilitate cooperation between mother and doctor.
Thus hopefully useful.