Explanation Of X-ray Examination Results To Detect Tuberculosis?
When I was a toddler, I had TB, and then had been totally cured and recovered. Continued 3 months ago I was X-rayed and diagnosed with TB. Then I was told to have a blood test and the results were negative. Then I consulted the pulmonary doctor. I explained everything to the doctor. weight and sweat at night, I did not experience it and said that this was not TB so I was given a statement that I could take part in activities / work as usual.
Hello Uskar, thank you for asking.
TB is a chronic disease that attacks the respiratory tract and various other organ systems. TB infection is caused by the bacterium mycobaterium tuberculosis. TB can affect anyone at any age, and can occur repeatedly in the same individual. TB is divided into active and latent. Active when there are signs and physical symptoms typical of TB and on investigations obtained positive TB results. Latent if there are no signs and symptoms typical of TB, but positive on investigations. Investigations can be in the form of X-rays, CT scans, sputum examinations, or blood tests.
If your lung doctor states that there are no signs of active TB on physical examination, then you probably don't have active TB. X-ray examination results may give a picture of former TB or TB-like. However, to be able to determine the diagnosis of TB in a person, it must be matched between the results of physical examination and X-ray results. X-rays alone cannot determine the diagnosis of TB.
You can also request a TB detection check through a blood sample. The examination is carried out by ELISA or PCR methods in the laboratory. This examination is important to diagnose latent TB. It is also possible for you to experience latent TB. However, the examination is quite expensive and not all health centers can do it. Therefore, please discuss with your treating lung doctor, to discuss the choice of latent TB detection methods.
That is my explanation. May be useful. Regards