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hello ma'am..i'm a student..and my x-ray findings is "irregular hazed infiltrates in the left upper lung", so according to the radiologist i have minimal PTB..i want to cry when i've read the result what should i do?? please help..i'm 19 yrs old..shelane is my name..wait for your reply..

thank you very much and more power.

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replied May 20th, 2010
Tuberculosis Answer A12251
Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!

Irregular hazy infiltrates, positive tuberculin skin test and high ESR along with a positive CT scan of chest should all be done to confirm tuberculosis. This should be clinically correlated to low grade fever and persistent cough. If all these parameters match then it could be tuberculosis.

Even if it is, do not worry much. Within a week of starting medicines you will be fine and not contagious any more. Also after complete treatment you will be free of disease. However first get a confirmed diagnosis. Please discuss with your doctor. Hope this helps. Take care!



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