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What is that mean lung scarring with suggest old PTB changes? Xray result

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Dr. Jaynish Patel
Radiology
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In brief: Not unusual

We see this commonly on chest xrays even in a 26 year old.
More commonly, we see this in immigrants as they may be exposed to TB or fungal infections and sometimes don't even have symptoms. Nonetheless, the lungs will have areas of scarring related to this exposure.

In brief: Not unusual

We see this commonly on chest xrays even in a 26 year old.
More commonly, we see this in immigrants as they may be exposed to TB or fungal infections and sometimes don't even have symptoms. Nonetheless, the lungs will have areas of scarring related to this exposure.
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Dr. Stephen Siegel
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: Pulmonary tb

It means lung scarring suggestive of pulmonary tuberculosis.
A PPD test or quantiferon gold blood test can help confirm if there has been exposure to tb. A sputum culture and lung biopsy, bronchial lavage for culture can determine the antibiotic sensitivity. A chest ct scan can also help determine activity of the tb. Tb treatment should be initiated http://www.Cdc.Gov/tb/publications/guidelines.

In brief: Pulmonary tb

It means lung scarring suggestive of pulmonary tuberculosis.
A PPD test or quantiferon gold blood test can help confirm if there has been exposure to tb. A sputum culture and lung biopsy, bronchial lavage for culture can determine the antibiotic sensitivity. A chest ct scan can also help determine activity of the tb. Tb treatment should be initiated http://www.Cdc.Gov/tb/publications/guidelines.
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