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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
44 years experience Pediatrics
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.
Answered on Jan 29, 2017
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Dr. Norma jo Waxman
32 years experience Family Medicine
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.
Answered on Jun 2, 2014

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