Are Scars On The Neck Due To Glandular TB Can Be A Danger?

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Good night. I want to ask, about 2 years ago I got TB Gland, a lump in my neck I have been undergoing treatment for 12 months. The doctor then stated that I was cured because my lungs were clean. But until now there are still scars from the lumps at that time on my neck, because at that time had pus came out. Is that harmless to the scar? And whether TB gland itself can recur / appear again? Thanks.

1 Answer:

Hello Fitri,

Thank you for the question.

Tuberculosis is a disease caused by a bacterial infection of Mycobacterium tuberculosa, which usually attacks the lungs and gives symptoms such as fever and a long cough. In addition to attacking the lungs, tuberculosis can also attack other organs such as lymph nodes or TB Gland or Lymphadenitis TB, abdominal cavity or TB Peritonitis, or the lining of the lungs or Pleuritis TB. In Glandular TB, the symptoms that appear may not be specific, but usually will be found enlarged lymph nodes in the body.

To diagnose glandular TB is almost the same as pulmonary TB, however a fine needle biopsy will usually be performed on enlarged lymph nodes to see tuberculosis bacteria. Treatment of glandular TB is also almost the same as pulmonary tuberculosis, namely by giving antibiotics a fixed dose combination for 12 months, and also removal of infected lymph nodes.

Thus, to determine a person's recovery from tuberculosis, evaluation evaluations need to be carried out, such as evaluating the lungs where germs will nest, etc. To find out the healing status of a person from tuberculosis, pulmonary X-ray examination will usually be done which will declare the lungs free of germs, Molecular Rapid Tests that will declare negative, and also lymph nodes that begin to shrink in TB Glands. In your case, while the infected lymph nodes have shrunk or have been removed, the chances of transmission are relatively small. In addition, although the cases are rare, Glandular TB can recur again according to the immune system of the sufferer.

I hope this information is helpful.

Regards.

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