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Q. Other than chest x-ray, what test should be done for cough?

Answered by
Dr. Payas Joshi
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 27, 2016 and last reviewed on: Jun 11, 2020

Hi doctor,

I have attached an x-ray report of my 1 year old baby girl. The report was ill-defined haziness seen in the right perhilar and para-cardiac regions - pneumonitis. What does it mean? She has cough since last five days. My mom is suffering from active tuberculosis. So, x-ray was suggested and the consulting doctor is out of town for the next two days. What should be done next?

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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern.

  • See as you said, your mother is suffering from active TB (tuberculosis), TB in the child should also be ruled out first.
  • It may be just pneumonia, but TB should be ruled out with some more investigations mentioned below.
  • Is the child gaining weight adequately? What is her present weight?
  • Was BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guerin) given at birth? When was your mother diagnosed and when TB treatment started?

Investigations to be done:

1. Mantoux test.
2. Complete blood count.
3. Gastric aspirate for AFB (acid fast bacilli).

Treatment plan:

An antibiotic should be given for seven days.

Regarding follow up:

Revert back with the answers to the above questions to a paediatrician online.---> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/paediatrician


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