A 30-year-old female asked:
Disclaimer

is cured primary complex during childhood considered or declared as past/previous tuberculosis?

1 doctor answer
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: If you had it and it was cured, you had tuberculosis. Cure does not give you a clean slate. There are some conditions where a patient considered cured may re-activate. It would also be an important historical feature when they consider doing any form of TB screening. If they don't have the proper information they may treat you as a new case of TB.
Answered on Jul 16, 2018

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Related questions:

A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Medications: Are you on any medications? GGTP gets elevated at the slightest provocation. If this is the only abnormality and you do not have any symptoms, it is n ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
TB: It is not necessarily localized in the apices, that is simply one site of reactivation. You really need to get an infectious diseases text (recommend ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
21 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Yes: Tuberculosis is an infection caused by mycobacterium tuberculosis infecting the lungs. A combination of meds can treat TB if they are taken as prescr ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Never heard of it: There exists a TB skin test and "shots" sometimes used to treat tb, but I have never heard of any "shot" that is supposed to cure type one diabetes.In ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month