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Sputum test negative awaiting for the culture in 3 weeks. How like to be positive ?I have TB latent but with symptoms for active TB.

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

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Expect to wait eight weeks to be certain.
The decision, in the meantime, is whether to treat you for presumptive tuberculosis. Make the decision with your physician's guidance. I had a fever and x-ray shadow, weight loss and positive PPD but never grew any bugs; treatment still probably saved my life. Best wishes.

In brief: Why do you ask?

Expect to wait eight weeks to be certain.
The decision, in the meantime, is whether to treat you for presumptive tuberculosis. Make the decision with your physician's guidance. I had a fever and x-ray shadow, weight loss and positive PPD but never grew any bugs; treatment still probably saved my life. Best wishes.
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