X-ray Examination Results, Is Positive For TB?

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Regards,. I just checked sputum and received an x-ray with the statement: trachea, no visible deviation, pulmo (rough vascular pattern), gloomy appearance on the right pulmo, hilum does not widen. Impression: Cast (not enlarged), pulmo (active pulmonary tuberculosis). Does that mean I am positive for TB? Thank you

1 Answer:

Good afternoon, thanks for the question
The standard gold diagnosis for pulmonary TB infection is by examining sputum 3 times where a significant amount of Mycobacterium tuberculosis is found. Making a diagnosis based only on chest x-rays is not recommended. In the results of the sputum examination 3 times if it gives inconclusive results, the doctor can consider the results of the chest x-ray examination.
Pulmonary tuberculosis infection can give a variety of forms on radiological examination. Radiological depictions that are suspected of being active TB include:
Cloudy baths are divided into the upper or lower lungs
- Kaviti or picture like holes, especially more than one, surrounded by cloudy shadows
- Shadow of military spots
- Pleural effusion (fluid in the pulmonary cavity)
Make further consultations with your doctor to interpret the results of the sputum examination and chest X-ray. If the results indicate active TB infection then treatment is immediately carried out with a regular TB drug regimen for at least 6 months.
That's all, hope you can help
Wassalam

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