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What Are Infilitrates Seen In A Right Apex
Infiltrate rt apex: Isolated filtrate in any part of lung is a shadow seen on xrays which normally is not there.Most of the infiltrates are due to infectious process like pnumonia, tuberculosis or other infections.Some times you need more images and cat scan to define the shadow if it does not clear with standard therapy. ...Read more
Fibronodular shadows seen in left apex. PPD is positive. Sputum smear = 0. No tb symptoms. Am I contagious or do i have a latent tb?
--T.B. Or Not T.B.--: Yes,it could be latent or something else plus the positive skin test,assuming you didn't get that TB vaccine (probably not, you'd most likely know that and it's not used for TB prevention in this country).And if it were TB, as long as you didn't have pulmonary symptoms (coughing a lot)then you wouldn't be a big danger to others.They'll probably treat you just to make sure there's no live TB around ...Read more
My xray result says that suspicious densities are seen in the right lung apex. is this serious? am i still fit to work?
How do you feel?: Whether you are fit to work or not depends on what you do for work, and whether or not they have policy or regulations regarding employee health requirements. X-ray findings alone are generally not an issue; that said, if you are short of breath and cannot perform as needed, then fitness may become an issue. Pulmonary function testing may be required. Advise immediate follow-up CT/MRI + contrast. ...Read more
Cxr: "minimal hypoinflation present on last exam no longer seen. Minimal patient rotation has appeared. There is clothing artifact at the left apex" ?
Normal: These statements are normal. They suggest that you took a deeper breath during this chest x-ray, you were slightly rotated to one side, and a piece of your clothing was in the way (often a metal buttong) when the x-ray was taken and it can be seen on the x-ray. ...Read more
Chest X-ray result- Fibronodular shadows seen in the left apex
PPD - 20mm
Sputum smear 1st&2nd - AFB = 0. Do I have an active or inactive TB?
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