Chest X-ray Examination Results?
I’m sorry 5 days ago after I saw the results of the chest x-ray r nCor and flemo did not enlarge r nThe surface of the chest right and left was rough r n There was a line in the lungs r nImpression: active pulmonary tuberculosis r nThat’s why yeah
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From the impression of your x-rays, it is possible that you have active pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) infection. Tuberculosis is a disease caused by infection with the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This disease can be transmitted through droplet nuclei (small particles) that are formed when a person with TB coughs, sneezes, talks, or screams.
A person is suspected of having pulmonary TB if they have typical clinical symptoms of pulmonary TB such as:
prolonged cough (more than 3 weeks) that does not improve with usual medication
cough with blood
shortness of breath and chest pain
body weak and tired quickly
If you have these typical symptoms, your doctor will usually recommend other tests to diagnose pulmonary TB, including an examination of acid-resistant bacteria sputum (sputum) and radiological examinations such as X-rays.
If from these tests it is found that you have active pulmonary TB, then you need to get treatment with anti-tuberculosis drugs (OAT) as soon as possible. Treatment with OAT is carried out for at least 6 months (or more) and should not be interrupted. Taking OAT should also be done regularly every day according to the instructions given by your doctor. Taking OAT regularly or stopping treatment before it is complete can cause Tuberculosis bacteria to become active again and lead to bacterial resistance to the antibiotics given.
At this time, you should immediately bring the results of these examinations to the doctor who treats you. Take care to prevent tuberculosis transmission to the people around you, especially in groups that are susceptible to infection, namely infants, toddlers, children, and the elderly. Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough, open the doors and windows of your house so that the air circulation in the house can run properly. While not getting treatment, as much as possible avoid being in crowded and stuffy places.
The following is an article that you can read about tuberculosis
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