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Had a lymph node, had Tuberculosis reactivated. ESR level high. Took DOTS treatment. Further?

Hi Doctor, I am Deepa. My age is 26. I had lymph node in right neck and took DOTS treatment for 6 months (March to August 2011). After taking medicine I felt good.Then, I got married in Jan 2012. In Feb again I had a some glands in right side of my neck. Then Biopsy was done by Doctor said again tuberculosis reactivated. Now I am 17 weeks pregnant there is gland still but no growth of gland and I dont have any symptoms of tuberculosis. In my blood test my ESR level is 75. I dont know what is that glands...Please say me what type of test want to take for that.
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hi deepa
am dr.surendiran
nice to meet you in hcmagic
The Mantoux test or Mendel-Mantoux test is a diagnostic tool for tuberculosis (TB).
It is one of the major tuberculin skin tests used around the world, largely replacing multiple-puncture tests such as the Tine test.
Your baby can catch TB from you only if you have active TB in the lungs and have not begun treatment. Once you have been taking medication for two weeks you can no longer infect other people. Your baby will be tested for TB at birth and treated if he has become infected. If he is TB free he will be given the BCG vaccine to protect him against TB.
Eat a well balanced diet and get plenty of fresh air.
Ensure you take all your medicines and do not miss even a single dose of what has been prescribed.
Make sure you don’t miss any antenatal visits and other doctor’s appointments.
Report any side effects, such as vision changes, headaches or increased nausea to your doctor immediately.
Maintain good personal hygiene . Ensure that you wash your hands regularly and cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze so that you do not spread the germs around.
Make sure you dispose of your soiled tissues in a covered bin.

It is important to stay positive – it is safer for you and your baby to be aware of the illness and get treated for it than to be ignorant and suffer from failing health and end up in life threatening situations.
hi there
am dr.surendiran
nice to meet you in hcmagic

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