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A 19-year-old male asked:

what is the meaning of my xray result. lordotic view shows minimal hazy infiltrates in the left apex. consider minimal ptb of undetermined activity.?

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Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
TB: Ptb means pulmonary Tuberculosis. The location is top part of the lung. Recommend seeing pulmonary specialist yo have a PPD done and follow up testing like potential CT chest and bronchoscope.
Dr. Ali Saberi
Dr. Ali Saberi commented
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
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To answer f/u Q: You would require identification first-either through sputum samples or through Bronchoscopy-would try sputum samples first. need to get in touch with a Pulmonologist-Lung Doctor. The classic treatments for TB is a regimen of 4 medications over 6-9 months. The key is identification first as it may not be TB. Xray looks like a characteristic TB lesion based off of info u provided
Jul 12, 2014

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