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A 20-year-old female asked:

After tb lymphadentitis treatment is there a possibility to get a lung scar without having pulmonary tb? chest glands were enlarged.

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Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Lung Scars: Tuberculosis infections can certainly cause (calcified scars) or granulomas. Such scars can also be caused by previous lung infections such as pneumonia, certain fungus in the soil known as histoplasmosis which sometimes causes infection but rarely causes any health problems.After receiving adequate treatment for TB lymphadinitis, a watchful waiting would be advised.
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Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 35 years experience
It depends : Some people do get granulations and calcifications in their lungs with TB, however if "glands" are seen it could be lymph nodes or active disease. Please follow up with your doctor or if you can a pulmonologist or infectious disease specialist.
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