Effect Of Consumption Of TB Drugs For 2 Weeks On The Results Of Sputum Tests?
Hello, r nI’m 29 years old. I am nursing a 3 month old baby. I was hospitalized because of an abscess on the cheek. At that time I was also diagnosed with sugar and pulmonary TB. Pulmonary TB diagnosed from X-rays. But I tried another doctor who was asked for sputum testing. But I have been taking TB medicine for about 2 weeks. Will taking TB drugs for 2 weeks affect the sputum test results later?
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The diagnosis of pulmonary TB is based on clinical data by the questions and answers and physical examination of the doctor, examination of sputum smear in the morning during the morning and chest X-ray. Based on his knowledge, sputum smear examination is carried out before treatment (in an effort to establish a diagnosis) and during evaluation after 2 months and 6 months of treatment. Of course, if sputum smear examination is done after 2 weeks of treatment will affect the results of the examination.
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