A 18-year-old male asked:
Normal chest x-ray & abdominal/pelivic ct scan, but positive tb skin test? i have low grade fevers, extreme fatigue & swollen lymph nodes. tb?
4 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Pulmonology 38 years experience
5k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
It seems like it: You should seek a consultation with a infection(id) specialist to help you decide about treating your TB infection.
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Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Add test: I would also add a screening CBC, differential and platelets and diagnostic cultures. If there is a swollen lymph node or nodes, your physician may recommend a biopsy as well.
If you do have a positive TB skin test, treatment and follow up is advised.
3.8k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Unlikely TB: It is unusual to have TB with a normal chest x-ray. You need to see your doctor get a work-up ASAP.
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