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Minimal fibrosis at upper lobe. TB treatment taken. Will it reappear? Enlarged lymph node. Due to infection?

hi doc, my x ray result states that there are small fibrolinear densities at the right upper lobe.Minimal fibrosis at the right upper lobe?i had undergone a 6 months treatment 7 years ago because of TB infection.Is there a possibility that it recur again?i have an enlarge lymph node in the supraclavicular region, could it be because of TB infection?i m worried about my enlarged lymph node.
Asked On : Mon, 18 Mar 2013
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Hi msjc
Tubercular infection do not lead to life long immunity. you may have the disease again after being declared cure which can be re-activation of dormant bacilli or re-infection from community.

TB usually heals by you may have scars or fibrosis after treatment and commonest site is upper lobe but this is not a sign of active infection....

lymph node enlargement can be due to infection including TB, malignancy, sarcidosis, etc.....It is better to go for a simple test called FNAC at pathology centre and the report will tell the cause of lymph node enlargement...

better meet your doctor for the same....

best wishes
Answered: Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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