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How is TB diagnosed? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 05-Nov-2014
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Very Good Posted in: Lung and Chest disorders
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User:hi Doctor
Doctor:Hi
User:I may be having a medical test for an immigration purpose within few months..
Doctor:OK
User:my concern here is I had primary complex when I was 3 yrs old..
Doctor:Ok
User:primary complex is a form of tuberculosis, ami i rite?
Doctor:Yes
User:Now i am totally healthy, no health issues..
Doctor:Good
User:my question here is can a specialist realize that I had primary complex if he get my chest x-ray or other tests
User:and will it be a cause for rejection..
Doctor:I am not sure about it but mostly no
User:ok...how can we check if a patient is affected with TB or primary complex?
User:what kind of test?
Doctor:Since you had complete treatment and you are healthy so i guess mostly no
Doctor:Usually they go for montoux test
Doctor:it is a skin test
User:ok, can it be seen thrgh chest x-ray?
Doctor:It can see through x ray because primary complex may leave scar
User:oh , ok...
Doctor:but mostly No country can deny visa on this basis.
User:ok...thanks doctor...
Doctor:since you do not have active infection ok
Doctor:Do you have any more queries?
User:no doctor, thanks a lot
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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