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Tuberculosis if fibrocalcific scarring found in X-ray report but sputum tests are negative

I have fibrocalcific scarring in my xray and have been through antibiotic and asthma medications for one sputum tests are negative though. Do I have tb?
Asked On : Sun, 25 Mar 2012
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Fibrocalcific lesions seen in your chest x ray may be healed old pulmonary tuberculosis especialy if you are not having any constitutional symptoms. Still the possibility of tuberculosis relapse cant be rule out by just doing a chest x ray. If worried much about the disease, you can go for Mycobacterial cultre to confirm if any growth occur, otherwise you are fine and get a followup chest x ray after 3 months.
Answered: Thu, 19 Jul 2012
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