What Is The Understanding Of The Disease Tb Active Length And Dextra Pleural Effusion On Chest X-rays?
I want to ask my husband is being treated at the hospital after X-ray the result he has a long-active Tb disease and pleis dexta effis what is the understanding?
TB is an infection of mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB is transmitted through respiratory air or through the sputum of the patient. TB can infect various parts of the body such as the lungs, bones, lymph nodes, to the brain.
Long-active TB shows that there is a picture of TB that has been in the lungs for a long time and is still active. This can be drawn from the x-ray. Long active TB usually causes symptoms such as prolonged coughing, shortness of breath, chest pain, and can cause coughing up blood.
Pleural effusion is the presence of fluid in the pleura (lung lining). The liquid can consist of serous fluid, blood, or due to pus / pus. Pleural effusion can also cause shortness of breath or pain in the chest.
Therefore, it is recommended that you directly ask the situation that your husband has experienced to the doctor who is treating your husband, so that the doctor can provide a more precise explanation according to the clinical condition of your husband.
The following article you can read about Tuberculosis
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