Dear friend, thank you for choosing HCM.
PTB is curable.
let it be confirmed on examination. we need at least one confirmatory test to call it PTB as many times tests are negative (sputum showing the bacteria or a tisse / node biopsy
showing typical granuloma
a TB culture from positive sample takes > 3 weeks to give results.
anyway the treatment is very long and 6-9 months plus.
xray may continue to show residual fibrosis
after successful treatment.
so clearence fo rtravel abroad is a little shaky.
let the test results come back.
I hope to have answered your query satisfactorily.
Take care and please keep me informed of your progress.
Good Luck !
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