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What Does It Means By Ptb Infiltrates
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
Xray findings: Commonly seen in tuberculosis (TB). Infiltrates are whiter areas seen in the lungs on chest xray. Although TB is the most common cause of bilateral upper-lobe infiltrates, these can also be seen in diseases such as silicosis, ankylosing spondylitis, or actinomycosis. Other tests for TB should be done, and if positive, proper treatment is very important. ...Read more
My chest xray shows that there are suspicious infiltrates and they suggest apicolordotic view, so I undergone on it and the impression was NORMAL CHEST STUDY, both apices are clear. What does it mean? Am I possible a PTB candidate?
Often the apical: Regions are difficult to assess on a standard chest X-ray due to multiple overlapping structures. A lordotic view is sometimes used to help sort things out in this area. So if that is normal, it is probable that the original finding was spurious. Talk to your doc about the results to make sure. ...Read more
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
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
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
This suggests that: You have increased tissue density in multiple areas of the lung. What that increased density represents can be various things like infection, fluid, masses. Whoever's x-ray this is, should review the findings with the ordering physician for better clarification. ...Read more
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
What is the treatment to cure this result Lordotic view shows minimal hazy infiltrates in the left apex. Consider minimal PTB of undetermined activity?
Pulmonary TB: Before considering treatment you really need a specific diagnosis. One does not treat radiologic findings alone. ...Read more
You need 6 months:
For active tuberculosis you need four antibiotics
all four for at least six months, for the disease to be cured. Some patients have resistant organisms to some first line antibiotics. In your case if your bacteria are not resistant to inh or Rifampin than you will turn negative on culture in due course and continue rx for at least 6 months. Talk to your md. ...Read more
Bad Bug!: Culture positive for TB after 2 months therapy can result from several things: infection is resistant to standard meds (more common!), there's a reservoir of organisms the medicine can't get to (abscess, cavity), you're not taking your medicine correctly, you're not absorbing your medicine. Your doctor should check the organisms susceptibility, blood levels, & you be honest. Tb treated min 6+mo. ...Read more
My sputum analysis report is negative. What does that mean? Does it follow that I do not have PTB or pneumonia?
Sputum: Looking at sputum in a laboratory is a hit and miss proposition. If positive it is of value, but when negative needs to be repeated and supplemented by more detailed means of collection and examination. You can easily have pulmonary tuberculosis with no acid-fast organisms seen on stain and sometimes cultures are also negative. ...Read more
What is the meaning of my xray result. Lordotic view shows minimal hazy infiltrates in the left apex. Consider minimal PTB of undetermined activity.?
IT MEANS: THE OUTSIDE LUNG COVER IS STUCK TO YOUR DIAPHRAGM. NO IT DOES NOT MEAN TUBERCULOSIS. ...Read more
Lung X-ray: Not sure but have you had Pulmonary Tuberculosis (PTB)? ...Read more
Means seeing doctor: Means seeing the doctor again to evaluate what kind of PTB (pulmonary TB, tuberculosis in the lungs) she has, meaning old versus active. The doctor will arrange further testing, and if the TB is active, will need treatment with several medications. Until cleared by the doctor as noncontagious, such a patient should consider herself as being contagious (thus needs to wear a mask, etc...). ...Read more
What is the meaning of PTB versus pneumonic infiltrates left upper lung, not entirely ruled out.?
Mgt.: A TB blood test should be performed to evaluate, and please see Pulmonology to obtain cultures as indicated. Infiltrates may be caused by a number of organisms, and cultures can be sent to determine the cause. ...Read more
What does it mean of " stable upper lobe opacities, Reflective PTB with fibrosis" I have under go treatment on PTB before.
Diagnosed to have ptb 4 yrs ago and undergone treatment for 6 mos. My xray result now is deferred. Coned down corelation suggested. What does it mean?
Needs clarification: That simply means the radiologist wants better pictures of his area in order to attempt diagnosis. Finding is currently unclear. ...Read more
See below: Is PTB "pulmonary tuberculosis"? I would need to know what that abbreviation is before providing a more detailed answer. Let me know. ...Read more
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
What does Ptb mean? Is it possible to have pneumonia and tb at the same time? Doctor said to have another x-ray after taking clarithromycin for 7 days
Pulmonary TB: Pulmonary tuberculosis is TB in the lung, which could be inactive or active (the treatment is different for each condition). A person can have PTB and still get almost any other disease known to man. Having PTB does not prevent one from getting other diseases. ...Read more
Hi doc. I had a PTB end my xray result is. Minimal bilateral pulmonary tuberculosis and minimal infiltrate in both upper lungs I take?
Need more info: Are you asking whether you need further tuberculosis therapy? It sounds like you have had TB in the past and now have lung changes on chest x-ray. Are the x-ray changes true infiltrate, or merely scarring? Were you treated for TB in the past? With one, or more than one, medicine? Discuss this with your clinician who can confirm whether you had adequate treatment. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Exposed to TB: It means you have been infected by the TB or similar organism. ..Further testing or evaluation is needed to see if the infection is active and causing illness and /or what treatment is needed. ...Read more
Either: The TB skin test doesn't differentiate the two. ...Read more
My wife (23) had an ESR test done and the result is 40mm/hour. Does this mean she has an tuberculosis infection?
No, ESR nonspecific!: The ESR, (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate), is a very nonspecific test. It can be elevated in a great many diseases. Sometimes, when it is very high, it can be more helpful, but only when it's combined with other lab results or symptoms, and can help pinpoint a diagnosis. 40 is not high enough to be very helpful. Other findings on lab, imaging and/or biopsies (if done), must be used to diagnose TB ...Read more
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