X-ray Results Still Suspect Active Pulmonary TB After The Fifth Month Of Treatment?
Hi, I need your permission in advance to ask a question. I am a TB patient who is undergoing treatment and now I am 5 months old. My sputum test result was negative but after I took an X-ray, it was declared “suspected active pulmonary TB”, please enlighten me. Thank you
Tuberculosis infection is a chronic infection. This infection in addition to attacking the lungs, can attack other body parts such as glands, bones and others.
In pulmonary TB infection, treatment is given for at least 6 months without interruption. In evaluating the treatment, it takes several examinations including sputum tests and x-rays. From there, different results can occur, but both are criteria needed in determining conditions.
So, you should continue to take medication regularly and do what the doctor recommends. Do not stop treatment because it can cause germs to become resistant to drugs that have been consumed if you have not recovered. Later you can discuss with your doctor about your condition and also the steps that can be taken next.
I hope this helps.