Q. How can I take proper management for my endobronchial TB?

Answered by
Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Feb 15, 2022

Hello doctor,

I have had a cough and cold for five days; I have been diagnosed with endobronchial TB. Usually, if there is more dust and pollution, my lungs will be affected. This makes me cough badly I also have a sore throat pain but it is reduced now. What should I do? Please help.



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I can understand your concern. I have gone through the reports you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). I want to know a few more things.

Please let me know the following:

1. Any fever?

2. Any weight loss?

3. Any loss of appetite?

4. Any cough with or without expectoration?

Please reply to me with answers to the above-asked questions to guide you better about medicines and investigations.

Thank you.

Thank you doctor,

1. No, I have no fever.

2. No weight loss.

3. Yes, I have slightly lost my appetite.

4. Yes, expectoration with cough.

Would you please guide me?



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I suggest you get a sputum test for TB (tuberculosis), sputum AFB (acid-fast bacillus). If this is positive, it is 100% TB. If this sputum test is negative, get bronchoscopy and BAL (Bronchoalveolar lavage) analysis to rule out TB. I hope this helps.

Thank you.

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