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lordotic view shows minimal hazy infiltrates in the left apex. consider minimal ptb of undetermined activity. kindly explain it to me. thank you?

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Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 23 years experience
PTB: This reading of an xray says that the radiologist wants the ordering physician to consider primary tuberculosis as the reason for the changes in the top of the left lung. Please see your doctor for evaluation, as tuberculosis is a very dangerous disease.
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Chest x-ray: The presence of the so-called hazy infiltrates in the the top of the left upper lobe has caused the radiologist reading the film to suggest that you may have tuberculosis. This is not the purview of a radiologist and their suggestion is only to make sure that the doctor ordering the film considers this in their diagnostic evaluation. Continue your work-up with your doctor.

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A 19-year-old male asked:

What is the treatment to cure this result Lordotic view shows minimal hazy infiltrates in the left apex. Consider minimal PTB of undetermined activity?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Pulmonary TB: Before considering treatment you really need a specific diagnosis. One does not treat radiologic findings alone.

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