Tb In Infants?
Good night, I have a 5 month old baby, at the age of 3 months my baby has a gland and then the child specialist doctor who handles birth is observing it, at the age of 4 months the weight gain is only 600gram and the age of 5 months cma rises 300gram, at that time I was told to ask for an accident and check the FNAB cytology lab, because because of the FNAB I had to arrange for my baby to get rid of the thorax first, after the result so I saw the results that said ‘CURIGA SEPIFICATION ACTIVE’ without prolonged I gave the results to the dkter … without any results, so I saw the results that said ‘CURIGA SEPIFICATION ACTIVE’. any action is decided not to check FNAB. Obviously this is tuberculosis, I tried the child’s specialist professor who shared the same opinion and then gave TB drug therapy with rifampicin, INH and vit b6 as well as heptasans and liver vitamins, I went along with the other two doctors to make sure more, 2 other doctors why should you even diagnose TB. While the results are still suspicious, both of them must have a mantoux check or a biopsy first for the gland, instead one of the doctors ordered to stop the drug … new drugs at 4 days a day, because after getting the baby, my baby became an active mask. .. BAB is not runny as usual, what should I do? continue treatment or check mantoux and stop treatment before there are results ?? Is it only 4 days after stopping if it is positive that the results of the mycobacterium bacteria might become resistant?
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Pediatric TB is a bacterial infection of mycobacterium tuberculosis in children. This bacterium is transmitted through the air, which is when an adult TB patient with smear sputum positively coughs or sneezes. The TB sufferers themselves are not transmitted either to other children or adults.
The diagnosis of pediatric TB is based on clinical, mantouks and chest X-ray tests. In areas that have limited facilities and infrastructure, algorithms for handling TB children have been provided with diagnoses based on scoring values. One of the points of the scoring is the enlargement of the lymph nodes that are painless and numerous. However, please note that not all enlarged lymph nodes are TB. Because there are other diseases, such as due to the spread of cancer and due to other bacterial infections. Lymph node biopsy examination is only done if the case is in doubt of the treating doctor.
Furthermore, children detected as having TB will undergo treatment with anti-tuberculosis drugs for 6-12 months depending on the severity of the disease.
I suggest, you should decide to seek treatment at a doctor you trust. If you trust the doctor 1 or 2, you can continue treatment with the control at the specified time or if there are complaints in the child can control earlier. Later treatment response will be seen after 2 months of taking the drug. Treatment evaluation is based on the child's clinical condition and chest X-ray. However, if you trust doctors 3 or 4, you can stop treatment, it will not have the effect of drug resistance. Furthermore, the child will be tested for mantouks.
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