Depending upon the country where you spent your childhood. Treatment for tuberculosis is based on various different criteria including symptoms
you are having, signs you have and investigations we get. For example if you spent your childhood in India, tuberculosis must have been suspected for this view of Chest X Ray
to be taken. If you have symptoms of fever, cough weight loss
for AFB can be negative but if Mountoux test is suggestive; Adenosine Deaminase (ADA)Test for non pulmonary tuberculosis is positive. One would be treated for tuberculosis. There is considerable evidence to support their use in pleural fluid samples for diagnosis of pleural TB, where sensitivity was very high, and to a slightly lesser extent for TB meningitis. In both pleural TB and TB meningitis, ADA tests had higher sensitivity than any other tests. Good Luck.
With Best Wishes
Dr Anil Grover,
M.B.;B.S, M.D. (Internal Medicine) D.M.(Cardiology)