Explanation Of X-ray Examination Results And TB Treatment?
Hello, I want to ask … My X-ray results were diagnosed with TB due to rounded pneumonia. Sputum test results were negative, IGRA results (not sure whether latent or active) whereas for general symptoms of TB I had no experience. My disease history had spots in infancy and treatment for 1 year. Are the results of the X-ray really TB or spots used as a child? Thank you …
Hello Reda Ders, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
Pulmonary plaque is a general term that is often used by doctors or other medical personnel to describe TB in the lungs. Therefore, a history of lung spots that you suffered as a child is the same as a pulmonary TB infection.
Because you have already had a pulmonary TB infection, your doctor will further examine whether your current TB infection is a new infection or a long-standing TB infection.
X-ray results and sputum to date have not been an examination that can reveal the presence or absence of TB infection with certainty, but both of these tests can help determine TB infection more easily and quickly. While the IGRA examination is used to help find out if you have had a TB infection or not, where this examination also can not distinguish whether the infection is a new infection or a long time ago. Until now the best test to determine whether someone has TB or not is the discovery of TB germs on a bacterial culture examination.
Therefore, you should consult further with your doctor about this condition, whether you need further examination or not to indicate you have TB or not, and what further therapy you should go through.
In the meantime, continue to consume drugs that have been given by your doctor and do all the recommendations given by your doctor to help reduce your complaints. Although it has not been proven, as a preventive measure it is highly recommended that you wear a mask to prevent transmission to other people or you have contracted another disease from someone else.
I hope this helps.