Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is a highly contagious bacterial infection, that usually affects the lungs and can spread to other body parts like the brain, spine, stomach, etc. The bacteria Mycobacterium Tuberculosis causes it. The symptoms include persistent cough, blood in cough, chest pain, weight loss, chills, fever, and loss of appetite.

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My cough lasted only for a week and the doctor says it is tuberculosis.Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, There is parenchymal infiltrate on the right upper lobe of my lung. My doctor said that I have a ptb3, which looks like a serious stage of tuberculosis. I was shocked because I never had a cough since September. Before the month of September, my cough lasted only for a week and then su...  Read Full »


Dr. Kumar Indubhushan Sureshprasad

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.  Only parenchymal infiltration in the right upper lobe does not confirm tuberculosis. It needs clinical correlation and further investigations. You need an apicolordotic view of chest x-ray. It gives an excellent view of apical region of lungs. Because, in the normal che...  Read Full »

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