Is It Possible For TB If Mantoux Is Negative But X-ray Is Positive?
, my child is 14 months old, he has a high fever up and down for more than 2 weeks, the doctor’s advice is a blood check, but all is normal, followed by a mantoux check, but it is negative, but the results are “hard stains and sugest tb” coincidentally when my son rontagen he coughed .. what is the suggestion, is my child really right ?? At the time of taking tb medicine, 2 days before he had no more fever … and the cough disappeared after 3 days of taking tb medication
Hello, thanks for the question.
Tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, it is rod-shaped and resistant to acid staining. These germs are transmitted through the air or droplets. Symptoms that appear usually cough more than 2 weeks, coughing up blood, weight loss, fever, night sweats, and others. These germs can attack the lungs, lymph nodes, skin, and other organs. Tuberculosis is a contagious disease, the risk of this transmission increases especially in:
People with weakened immune systems, such as young children, people with HIV / AIDS, diabetes, undergoing chemotherapy, and taking immune system-suppressing drugs
People who experience malnutrition or malnutrition.
People who are often associated with people with active TB, for example medical workers or families of sufferers.
The diagnosis of TB in children, apart from being based on clinical symptoms and supporting examinations such as the Mantoux test and X-ray, is also seen by the results of the doctor's judgment or from the algorithm for establishing a TB diagnosis with a scoring system. This drug is not only used for the treatment of TB infection, but also is used as prophylaxis in children in close contact with TB sufferers, its use usually also lasts a long time, approximately 6 months. Therefore, if the doctor has considered giving OAT it should continue therapy until it is finished even though symptoms are no longer felt. Because TB is a contagious disease, in patients with suspicion of pulmonary TB, it should always use a mask, improve air circulation, adjust the room so that get enough sunlight, eat healthy and nutritious food, meet fluid needs, get enough rest, collect phlegm containing TB germs in a container and then be buried so that the risk of transmission to others can be reduced.
Thus, hopefully useful.