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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?

Lordotic view shows minimal hazy infiltrates in the left apex. Consider minimal PTB of undetermined activity. Kindly explain it to me. Thank you?

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. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with infiltrates in upper right lobe. Remarks with minimal ptb, right, activity undetermined.

I've been diagnosed with infiltrates in upper right lobe. Remarks with minimal ptb, right, activity undetermined.

Clinical findings: Question of age of process in right upper lobe. If symptoms are acute with fever and cough then usually pneumonia which needs antibiotic therapy. If present previously and related to previous illness then represents chronic change which may or may not require additional therapy. Should consult doctor who referred you for radiograph. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of my xray result. Lordotic view shows minimal hazy infiltrates in the left apex. Consider minimal PTB of undetermined activity.?

TB: Ptb means pulmonary Tuberculosis. The location is top part of the lung. Recommend seeing pulmonary specialist yo have a PPD done and follow up testing like potential CT chest and bronchoscope. ...Read more

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My xray result was minimal ptb of undetermine activity what will happen if I did not take anti tb drugs or do I need to take the drugs if inactive?

My xray result was minimal ptb of undetermine activity what will happen if I did not take anti tb drugs or do I need to take the drugs if inactive?

First: Need to rule active TB. If you have active TB without treatment, you will get very sick and may die. Love ones may get infected too. If it is latent TB you may develop reactivation PTB without treatment ...Read more

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Hi, I was diagnosed with my chest apicolordotic view, shows some reticulonodular densities at my right upper lung field suggestive of PTB undetermined activity. Can this densities would clear after treatment?

Hi, I was diagnosed with my chest apicolordotic view, shows some reticulonodular densities at my right upper lung field suggestive of PTB undetermined activity. Can this densities would clear after treatment?

Possibly: They may. But its not a 100% certainty. If calcium makes up a significant proportion of the nodular growth. It may be there permanently. A CT of your chest is needed for sure. A pulmonary and infectious disease consult should be included as well. ...Read more

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What is PTB activity undetermined?

What is PTB activity undetermined?

Mgt: This may refer to pulmonary TB status undetermined. TB infection may result in active disease or remain contained. A virtual appointment may be scheduled to further evaluate your pulmonary condition. ...Read more

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What it mean PTB undetermined activity?

Dr. Raff knows!: Please see his reply to: pulmonary tuberculosis with undetermined activity -- https://www. Healthtap. Com/#topics/ptb-with-undetermined-activity ...Read more

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What is ptb undetermined activity? And how to cure?

What is ptb undetermined activity? And how to cure?

This sounds like the: Terminology that might be used in a chest x-ray report. It means "pulmonary tuberculosis of undetermined activity." The image suggests some exposure to TB, but whether or not it is an active or old infection can not be determined by the image alone. Further testing (sputum, possibly skin/blood tests or further imaging) can clarify. Then curative antibiotic treatment can be recommended. Good wishes ...Read more

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WHAT IS BILATERAL UPPER LOBE PTB OF UNDETERMINED ACTIVITY,?

PTB: Abbreviation may mean many different things, one of which could be Pulmonary Tuberculosis. It's impossible to know for sure based on info u have provided. ...Read more

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Consider ptb left upper lobe, activity undetermined. What does it mean?

Ptb: Pulmonary tuberculosis is recommended by the radiologist to be included in the possibilities for the structural findings in the lung. By activity there is a question if the changes are relatively new or old reflecting healed lesions. ...Read more

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Can I continue my work even I have ptb right upper lobe activity undetermined?

Can I continue my work even I have ptb right upper lobe activity undetermined?

That depends on...: ...whether your ptb (pulmonary tuberculosis) is under treatment, and what kind of work you perform. ...Read more

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LEFT UPPER LUNG OPACITIES. CONCIDER INFECTIOUS PROCESS SUCH AS PNEUMONIA OR PTB OF UNDETERMINED ACTIVITY VERSUS FIBROTIC CHANGES, means?

LEFT UPPER LUNG OPACITIES. CONCIDER INFECTIOUS PROCESS SUCH AS PNEUMONIA OR PTB OF UNDETERMINED ACTIVITY VERSUS FIBROTIC CHANGES, means?

Clinical history: So it depends on prior exposures. If you clinically have cough, fever, mucus production more likely an acute infection like pneumonia. However in endemic area, tuberculosis until proven otherwise. In younger person without other lung issues it would be rare to have fibrosis in upper lungs. See specialist if this does not resolve with antibiotics and repeat xray (priors?) for help ...Read more

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My son was dx with ptb minimal undetermined. He's 10. what's the treatment for this?

Active TB.: If your diagnosis is confirmed by skin PPD test, sputum cultures, blood antibodies test, X-ray of the lung (if it's pulmonary form) or CT scan, than several anti-TB antibiotics would be prescribed for you, depending on the bacterial sensitivity test. The length of the treatment and amount of antibiotics your doctor should discuss with you during your appointment, because it vary. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my girlfriend has a "minimal tuberculosis". she's worried if I'm infected, is it contagious?

What do you suggest if my girlfriend has a "minimal tuberculosis". she's worried if I'm infected, is it contagious?

TB: Yes TB is contagious but not highly contagious. If she really has TB that is active though you should go to the health department to be checked for free. ...Read more

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I have a result in xray I had a ptb of indeterminate activity but I had a sputum negative. Why is negative if I had ptb on xray result?

Possible: Some patients may have latent infection (Ghon's complex) or old disease without activity and can have positive chest x-ray manifestations. In active TB, sputum may be negative in 20-50% of cases and requires further investigations to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Minimal regression of the right upper lobe ptb?

More: Information is needed. What is your question?
What you quote may refer to a resolving pneumonia but I cannot tell if this is so.
What does your abbreviation mean (?? ptb"")

Ask again
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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What should medicine could I take because the findings was a minimal ptb? And there was a suspicious infiltrates in the right upper lobe? Means what?

Treatment plan: If you have a positive TB test and a suspicious Chest Radiograph, a TB treatment plan will be recommended by your physician. It is important to take all of the medications as prescribed, and to follow up with your PCP. Cultures will be obtained to investigate whether there is resistance of the TB bacteria. ...Read more

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I am diagnosed with PTB both upper lobe undetermine. I already finish my 6 months medication. What does PTB both upper lobe with regression mean?

I am diagnosed with PTB both upper lobe undetermine. I already finish my 6 months medication. What does PTB both upper lobe with regression mean?

Pulmonary Tbc: I suspect you are referring to inactive pulmonary tuberculosis. The 6 mos. Is usually with Isoniazid alone and is designed to prevent or reduce the chances of reactivation of active disease. Do not know what they meant by regression, but once you have tbc bacilli in your lungs, the possibility they will become active infection exists and the risk of this is reduced by treatment with inh. ...Read more

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My girlfriend has a "minimal tuberculosis". she's worried I could be infected, Is this contagious?

Never heard the term: "minimal tuberculosis". If the term is actually "latent tuberculosis" that is not contagious. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my friend has tuberculosis. Contagious?

Active pulmonary: Tuberculosis that is either not treated or ineffectively treated can be contagious. ...Read more

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Taking tuberculosis medicine last one month but still I feel fewer/sweats everyday. Will medicines take time to settled my fewer? Please suggest

Taking tuberculosis medicine last one month but still I feel fewer/sweats everyday. Will medicines take time to settled my fewer? Please suggest

Check with your doc: You want to see the TB expert. Very important.

Do not fool around with tb. It may become resistant if any problems.

More than 2 million people die from TB every year.

Check with your doc. ...Read more

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I had ptb in 2009 and was treated and thereafter every my xray was ok but this year the impression was minimal pleural thickening and/or effusion bila?

In my mind: There would be a big difference between "minimal pleural thickening" after treatment for pulmonary TB and effusion (perhaps you got cut off and meant "bilateral"). Pleural thickening could easily represent scarring, but an effusion, or fluid collection, could indicate something much more current/active. Review this x-ray finding with your TB treating physician. More tests likely needed. Stay well ...Read more

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I have patchy opacity in the upper left of my lungs due to minimal ptb? What can I do doc?

Specialist: An infectious disease specialist or pulmonologist with experience in diagnosing and treating tb would be best to consult. He/she will also review the chest xray with the radiologist who interpreted your films and then recommend any further testing, treatment, or follow-up if deemed advisable. ...Read more

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I don't have any sign and symptoms of PTB but on the findings based on my x-ray there is a minimal ptb in my right lung... can this be possible?

Mgt: It may be possible to have few or no symptoms and still have TB infection. I would advise checking your TB skin test. If positive along with a Chest Radiograph that shows findings that could be TB, further testing is recommended. Treatment plans will be formulated by your physician. I can review the chest radiograph if it is uploaded. ...Read more

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2 years ago I've been diagnosed of a minimal PTB and undergone 6 months treatment. Now that we had our annual check up include xray the result was still the same. Help me!!! Was this contagious? Can you explain what is minimal ptb is?

No such thing: A chest Xray typically lags behind a persons clinical status when referring to TB. I'm assuming from the induced sputums they did on you. That they had sensativities to the bacilli. Therefor it should be gone. There is no such term as minimal pulmonary TB. It needs to be 100% gone. There no acceptable minimum. You won't be contagious to anyone at this point either. ...Read more

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My chest xray shows that I have fibrohazed densities in my right upper lobe suggestive of PTB. Is this harmful? Am I able to work with this.

My chest xray shows that I have fibrohazed densities in my right upper lobe suggestive of PTB. Is this harmful? Am I able to work with this.

Pulmonologist: This xray finding doesn't answer whether this is tb or whether it's active or dormant. It's important that you be evaluated by a pulmonologist or a specialist in infectious disease and the appropriate testing will be done. ...Read more