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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i have recently tested myself for elisa test for tuberclosis and the report is: IgM-A60 Antigen 1.4 serounits
IgG-A60 Antigen 143.8 serounits
I am female aged 30 years. Can u explain this to me and what should i Do now
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   i am Dr XXXhere
Doctor :   let me read your query
User :   HELLO DR.
Doctor :   did you get PPD test done?
User :   NO
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you have symptoms?
User :   LIGHT COUGH FROM PAST SIX MONTHS, PAIN NEAR UTERUS AREA AND ABDOMEN
Doctor :   were you on any mediations ?
User :   NO
User :   BUT SOME AYURVEDIC MEDICINES
Doctor :   ELISA using A60 antigen can not alone represent active tuberculosis at early stage
User :   SO WHAT SHOULD I DO KNOW
Doctor :   you need to get a culture test done
Doctor :   that will confirm the condition
Doctor :   have you noticed any blood ? when you cough?
User :   SIR URINE OR BLOOD
User :   NO SIR NEVER
Doctor :   \ok
Doctor :   blood test
Doctor :   we need to first confirm it
Doctor :   let me guide you more
User :   CAN U SUGGEST THE TEST IN MEDICAL TERMS
Doctor :   It usually takes lengthy contact with someone with active tuberculosis before a person can become infected.
Doctor :   A positive tuberculosis skin test should be done
Doctor :   then we will take the sputum and see if you have the organism infection
Doctor :   If bacteria are growing, this positive culture confirms the diagnosis of tuberculosis
User :   WHERE IS THESE TEST DONE
Doctor :   you can get them done at any laboratory .. its a very simple test
Doctor :   once you get them you can take appropriate antibiotics
User :   IS THEIR ANY SIGN THAT I MAY HAVE ABDOMEN TB
Doctor :   i would advise you to get the tests done to have all your doubts cleared
Doctor :   it can be cured with proper medications.. don't worry
User :   AND HOW LONG IS MEDICATION
Doctor :   its along duration minimum 6 months to 12 months ..... but i please request you that with proper taking of the medications you can be fine
User :   CAN U SUGGEST GOOD DOCTOR IN XXX FOR PROPER CHECK UP
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   you can go to XXX
Doctor :   XXX
User :   AND WHICH DOCTOR
Doctor :   they have a good team of pulmonlogists that can help you with
User :   THANK U SIR FOR UR KIND ADVICE
Doctor :   you are most welcome
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