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A 55-year-old female asked:

Always had positive tb skin test last chest x-ray 5 yrs ago now have supraclavicular swelling after prednisone/cortisone possible tb? what to ask dr

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Ask when next appt?: This could be tb, but might be one of several other infectious, musculo-skeletal, or related conditions. It needs examined by a doctor, soon. Questions the provider asks should help direct yours beyond just "what is it?" initial cxr or ct scan will likely yield more information to base questions (and treatment, if needed) on.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Repeat imaging : A repeat imaging test is suggested. The enlargement of lymph nodes is associated with TB. Other causes include a skin or bone infection. Please follow up with your physician. Watch for weight loss,cough and bone pain.

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