Good afternoon. NI just got a chest x-ray. NAnd here are the results: nCor: not enlarged. NDurly smilies. NPlumo: rough bronchovascular streak nLeft lung infiltrates nSinus and diaphragm good. N n IMPRESSION: PROCESS LUNG SPECIFIC. N n nPlease explain. NThank you.
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Your chest X-ray gives the impression that it suggests pulmonary tuberculosis infection. Pulmonary tuberculosis is a disease caused by infection with the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This infection can give symptoms such as a prolonged cough (more than 3 weeks), cough with blood, weight loss, night sweats, shortness of breath and chest pain, weakness and fatigue.
We recommend that you bring the X-rays back to the doctor who asks for an examination. Another test that is likely to be carried out is a sputum examination of BTA (acid-resistant bacteria). This examination is important to do to see if the tuberculosis bacteria is present in your sputum. If indeed symptoms, physical examination, and investigations lead to tuberculosis infection, then you should receive treatment with anti-tuberculosis drugs (OAT). These medicines should be taken regularly for at least 6 months according to your doctor's instructions.
Do not stop medication or take medication irregularly, as this can cause the infection to not resolve properly and develop drug resistance.
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