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FIBROID DENSITIES ARE SEEN IN THE UPPER LUNG. What does it means ?

hi, my girlfriend is 22 years old. she completed her 6 months medication for PTB, so the doctor advice her to have chest x-ray . the result are FIBROID DENSITIES ARE SEEN IN THE UPPER LUNG FIELD LIKELY FROM PREVIOUS HEALED INFECTION CLINICAL AND BACTERIOLOGIC CORRELATION IS SUGGEST. . when her doctor reads her chest x-result. the doctor told her that she is already cleared for PTB. the doctor said she is already fine and give her medical certificate. but i am still worried about her because of the chest x-ray result.. what does it means. Hoping for your answer. hope you understand.
Asked On : Fri, 16 Sep 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi Ding,

Welcome to HCM.
As she has successfully completed the course of 6 months, you need not worry. At present the treatment available for pulmonary tuberculosis is very effective and once the course has been completed successfully, then there is nothing to worry.
X.ray findings are suggestive of healed lesion and not that of a cavity, so stop worrying and start enjoying life to the full.
Wishing you both all the best.
Answered: Fri, 16 Sep 2011
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Cardiologist Dr. Naresh Ruparelia's  Response
Hi well come to HCM.
Even in old treated and totally cured of tuberculosis pt old calcified fibrotic healed
lesion will persists in X-ray chest for years to gether.It is like mark of healed scar on
the body. How ever to confirm total cure 3 consecutive samples of sputum test for AFB
negative, and Blood ESR, can be taken for additional support of cure. Thanks
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Psychiatrist Dr. Alok Ranjan's  Response
IT IS BETTER TO KNOW SOMETHING ABOUT YOUR DISEASES:
TB IS MAJOR COMMUNICABLE DISEASE WITH INCIDENCE 30%.

PULMONARY TB IS MAJOR FORM OF TUBERCULOSIS,INFECTION CAUSE BY MYCOBACTER.

THE BACTERIA SETTELS IN LUNG AT APICAL LOBE(UPPER PART).

IT FORMS CONONY K/A GHON"S COMPLEX BY CAUSING NECROSIS(DAMAGE).

THE BODY OWN IMMUNE SYSTEM CAUSES NECROSIS TO HEEL UP BY FIBROUS TISSUE SAME AS SCAR.

GHON"S COMPLEX IN X-RAY SHOWS ACTIVE STATE.

THE FIBROTIC TISSUE INDICATES NON-EXISTANT INFECTION.,BUT DORMANT BACTERIA MAY BE PRESENT.

BUT X-RAY RESULT IS NOT USED AS CONFORMATORY INFORMATION,ONLY AND ONLY NEIL -ZEILSON STAINING IS APPROVED UNDER REV TUBERCULOSIS PROGGRAME.AND PERFORMED YEARLY FOR 3 CONSECUTIVE YEAYS TO RULE OUT DORMAN BACTERIA BECOMING ACTIVE.
Answered: Sat, 17 Sep 2011
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