X-ray Examination Results Of The Child’s Chest?
My child was 1 year and 8 months old on X-ray and then there was an impression reading: active pulmonary TB, what do you mean by that?
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TB stands for tuberculosis, and tuberculosis infection can affect any part of the body. When it attacks the lungs it will be called pulmonary tuberculosis. X-ray examination is done to assess the lung in the chest X-ray examination.
If the results of the chest X-ray examination indicate the appearance of active pulmonary TB, this indicates that the results of the chest X-rays in your child have the characteristics of an active pulmonary tuberculosis. Where pulmonary TB is active, ie when the TB germ is still active and can transmit the mycobacterium tuberculosis to the people around it.
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Tuberculosis Tuberculosis in Children It is advisable to consult these results further with a Pediatrician who has already tagged you before or consulted with a doctor who has already had an x-ray examination of your child. So that it can be re-evaluated, and given the right handling and according to the condition of your child.
It should be remembered that X-ray examination is one of the additional examinations as a diagnostic aid only. Therefore the results of the examination cannot directly determine the disease or diagnosis. The examination must be harmonized with the health conditions of your child and other additional examinations. In addition, to determine tuberculosis infection in children, doctors have examination criteria using their own scoring system.
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