Tuberculosis Diagnosis And Bacteriological Examination Results (culture, BTA, And NAA)?
Night .. r nDok..I want to consult about my husband being sick for almost a month. I have complaints: sore throat is sore and the cough is bleeding. Not a reaction. After that, every time I have no blood with brown blood. R nEverything above 6 in the afternoon bdn feel a bit weak, and feel chills. r nThen checked at the hospital’s ugd … the blood vessel burst due to a tight cough. given medicine and after how many days it is normal again. r nThen it’s only Monday dawn around 03.30 am tau2 cough feels itchy and fresh blood comes out again. r n r n For the x-rays 3x (3x different years, the first is March 2017, the 2nd is September 2017, and the 3rd is August 27th 2018) The result looks like pulmonary fog. (spots) but does not expand. The difference is a little bit. r nIn fact, the first and second x-rays are the difference in the second x-ray like fog decreases. Then the second and third x-rays are slightly different from the second. Seeing the x-ray, the doctor immediately diagnosed tuberculosis and asked to check for AFB, IGRA, CULTURE, TB DNA r nAnd yes ng just came out of BTA with results ++ r nI want to ask .. r n1. Is it true that my husband is positive for TB or not, of course, depending on the other results … or just checking BTA, it can be seen that he has TB ?? r n2. If true, TB we have a child who is only 1.5 years old. How about hes doing? R n3. The fastest treatment is how long it takes? So that we can have small families, we can gather as usual .. r n r nB: My husband still has an appetite for food. (Does not decrease) does not cough, he does not have tightness or chest pain, does not come out cold sweat too. r nThx u ..
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The diagnosis of tuberculosis can indeed be confirmed only from clinical symptoms, physical examination, accompanied by bacteriological examinations (culture, AFB, and NAA), and radiological examinations. Other tests such as tuberculin or IGRA can be done for supportive examination in diagnosis, but cannot be used as the main examination.
In developing countries such as Indonesia, a person can be diagnosed with tuberculosis using clinical symptoms and physical examination, accompanied by a positive smear sputum examination and radiological examination that is suggestive of tuberculosis infection. In your husband's case, your husband is most likely suffering from tuberculosis.
Tuberculosis is indeed a contagious disease, and especially it is very easily transmitted to risk groups such as infants, toddlers and children, the elderly, people with HIV, as well as people who have other immune system disorders (due to genetic diseases or use of immunosuppressant drugs or in chemotherapy). To find out whether your child has tuberculosis or not, you can take your child to see a Pediatrician. Children generally do not show obvious symptoms of tuberculosis, so a scoring system should be used for the diagnosis of pediatric tuberculosis. For the time being, it is best if your husband is not close to your child or in a tightly closed room with your child. Make sure you open all the windows and doors of the house in the morning and afternoon so that sunlight can enter the house and the air circulation can run well.
Treatment for pulmonary tuberculosis is given for at least 6 months. However, in most people, tuberculosis infection is not contagious after intensive phase treatment for at least 2 weeks. Therefore, if your doctor recommends that you do tuberculosis treatment for your husband, then the treatment should be done immediately and the drugs are taken according to the rules given by the doctor. Do not stop self-medication or increase or decrease the dose of the drug because it can cause tuberculosis recurrence, the disease will not heal, and a high risk of drug resistance.
Here is an article that you can read about tuberculosis
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