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Hi doc can i ask what is PTB, BOTH UPPER LUNGS PLEURAL EFFUSION,right this is my medical result yesterday can u explain what is that?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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"PTB" is the abbreviation for pulmonary tuberculosis. Whoever ordered the xray can explain the results at the patient's follow-up visit, because that doctor knows the whole story and the details. Otherwise, a patient can also consider doing an online private consultation with HealthTap premium services such as Prime or Concierge consults.

In brief: Little information

The details matter. Six words doesn't offer enough details.
"PTB" is the abbreviation for pulmonary tuberculosis. Whoever ordered the xray can explain the results at the patient's follow-up visit, because that doctor knows the whole story and the details. Otherwise, a patient can also consider doing an online private consultation with HealthTap premium services such as Prime or Concierge consults.
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