Whether Former TB Can Affect The Results Of The MCU?
Assallamualaikum, I irvan Lutfiyanto want to ask. I had experienced tuberculosis 2 years ago, and I was declared fully recovered after treatment for 6 months at that time. Even though I have recovered, but there are still marks on my lungs. And several times I had to be declared unfit during a medical checkup test at several companies. What is the solution, do I have to make a TB-free letter or what? And can the spots be removed? Thank you
Good morning, thanks for the question
After primary TB infection after complete treatment, one of the X-ray images can be seen leaving a little trace of fibrotic lines or calcification nests called TB marks. This picture tends to persist like scarring on the skin.
Former TB is not infectious because there is no longer an active infection so it does not transmit to others, especially if it is currently not asymptomatic. The problem is that each company has its own policy regarding the results of the MCU examination. There may be companies who recommend continuing sputum testing to determine if there is an active infection.
You should consult with a company doctor regarding these results. Or try to consult with a radiology specialist or internist to ask for information that the lung spots are true of former TB so they should not affect the physical condition of the applicant.
That's all, hope you can help
Wassalam, Dr. Farah