Swelling In Children Accompanied By Fever, Runny Nose And Cough?
Does the swelling in the right neck of the child indicate that the child has lung spots “. Because my child coughs a cold and heat. After I check the bronchitis symptoms. I have lung spots? Ask for an explanation please, thank you
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Lung spots is a term used to describe tuberculosis. In diagnosing tuberculosis in children, diagnostic criteria and a scoring system are needed. The presence of a lump in the neck caused by enlarged lymph nodes has indeed become one of the diagnostic criteria, but it is not the only thing that ensures tuberculosis infection in children. The following are some other criteria that can be used as a clue to the diagnosis of tuberculosis in children:
contact with adults with TB positive tuberculin test poor nutritional status of children with symptoms such as long-standing fever and long-standing cough with no apparent cause for enlarged lymph nodes swelling of the bones / joints of chest X-rays that support the diagnosis of tuberculosis if enlarged lymph nodes clear was examined and confirmed the cause was a tuberculosis infection (by histopathological examination / biopsy), then the diagnosis of tuberculosis can be immediately established.
You should ask the doctor directly treating your child about the basis of the diagnosis. If you have doubts about the diagnosis, you can ask for a second opinion from another pediatrician.
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