Can Multiple Lymph TB Be Cured?
Good evening dear doctor, my mother is 46 years old and tested positive for lymphatic pain. The first time I felt pain in early 2016 due to a number of lumps in the neck, in March 2016, a large lump after being examined and had to be operated (3 lumps removed) turned out to be positive due to lymph nodes and underwent treatment for 9 months. After nearly 12 months of surgery, the lumps reappear in the neck and then allowed to grow even more, finally check in the hospital and undergo several x-ray examinations, ultrasound, blood checks diagnosed the same as before, if there is a doctor, there is a possibility that the germ that has not yet died. Finally, we have to operate again in March 2018 and have been tested positive for tb again, but he said, a multipple due to the results of many ultrasound lumps that are still small inside. Now my mother is still undergoing the same treatment for 9 months with a greater dose of the drug than before. In November, the ultrasound was revealed to be relatively STQA. And other lumps are still not missing even after almost 9 months of treatment. Will it heal and can those small lumps disappear? Plus at that time when I was out of my mother’s city, I ran out of medicine so I missed taking medication for 3 days.
Hello Wahyu Lina,
Treatment for lymph node tuberculosis usually takes at least 9 months, or can take a year or more. Diagnosis of this disease is generally carried out history tracing, physical examination, and then a biopsy examination (sampling) of the lump. There may also be a need for blood laboratories, chest x-rays, CT scans and so on.
The usual cases and complications do not occur or other things, generally patients can recover with the treatment of OAT (antituberculosis drugs) are disciplined. Some cases require longer treatment, and maybe detection of other diseases such as HIV if needed. Unsuccessful treatment can also be caused by poor adherence and antibiotic resistance. In your mother's case, the results of stQA ultrasound or quante status mean that there is no change. Of course, your mother's doctor knows best about her condition.
After treatment is complete and is declared cured, the lump may disappear completely, there may also be an enlarged lump remaining residual lymphadenopathy. Cured or not can be confirmed from the clinical condition and results of investigations. At this time your mother should follow the advice of doctors who treat it. If out of town, you should take / bring medicine with the appropriate amount so that you are not absent taking medication. If you finish the treatment later the results are still the same, your mother's doctor will probably take another step.