Causes Of Cough With Phlegm Accompanied By Red Spots And Diagnoses: Old Duplex KP, Active?
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Complaints of coughing up blood in Indonesia indeed make sufferers suggestive of suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) infection, given that the incidence of pulmonary TB in Indonesia is the third largest in the whole world even though there are no other typical pulmonary TB symptoms yet. Coughing up blood on pulmonary TB infection indicates the focus of the infection that is active in the lungs, where the germ causes lung tissue to experience necrosis so that it is prone to bleeding when coughed.
According to the consensus of TB management in Indonesia, the diagnosis of pulmonary TB cannot be established only by examining the lung x-ray alone. To ensure that sputum examination is needed to find the presence of TB germs. Sputum examination is carried out within 3 time, if there are 2 positive then it is said to be infected with TB, if only positive times it is considered to be re-sputum examination.
The results of your X-ray examination illustrate that there is an active infection that is the activation of a previous initial TB infection that may not cause symptoms, one of which can be due to the very small number of germs.
But as previously explained, the definitive diagnosis is sputum examination before starting pulmonary TB therapy. For this reason it is recommended that you control your back to the doctor for treatment in accordance with current conditions.
So, I hope this information can help you