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WHAT DOES TB LOOK LIKE ON XRAY

A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Mostly: TB generally has a VISIBLE ON X RAY primary infection in the lung. While it goes everywhere and can do about anything, generally there is a primary in ... Read More
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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Changes on X-ray can suggest TB.Confirmation is by culture or AFB or by PCR or tissue histology

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Very shortly: It doesn't take too much time to read and report on the x-ray . So hopefully within the next couple of days.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
Curing what?: Pleural thickening is a radiologic finding; it is not a disease state that is curable since its cause can be diverse such as a continued TB infection, ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Basically: means that it shows signs of your prior TB infection which led to some scarring. Give it is 'stable' means there are no changes seen from prior.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Several: Skin test. X-ray may show cavities or scarring ct scan if sputum production, microscopic, and cultures.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
17 years experience Sleep Medicine
Treatment goals: You have a positive blood test and findings on X-ray consistent with tb but no symptoms or tb I’m sputum, starting treatment for inactive tb is advise ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
See Doctor: See your doctor. He may need a paracentesis with culture/molecular ID study of fluid to see if current treatment is working or TB is resistant. Best ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Not clear?: I read your story as abnormal by Xray? If so, then skin testing, sputum sampling or other diagnostics are needed to confirm TB. There are risks to an ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: I would suggest a lavage of the lungs to best determine if there is active TB infection. They can sample in those areas. A CT scan is also helpful in ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
TB screening: Current recommendations require a chest x-ray be performed on any person whose tuberculin PPD testing or quantiferon blood testing is positive to ru ... Read More

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