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A 35-year-old male asked:

How can early tuberculosis be diagnosed?i m having dry cough since 1 month.m non smoker, alcoholic not on drugs.deep breath not pains.no blood sputum.

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Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 years experience
PPD: You can go for a skin test called ppd. See your primary care doctor and express your concern!
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Tuberculosis: You need to be seen and examined and undergo imaging studies by a pulmonologist or an infectious diseases expert. If you have never had a PPD placed or a quantiferon test run that may assist in the possible diagnosis of tuberculosis, but both of those may be positive in the absence of active disease. See a doctor and get evaluated.

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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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