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Posted on Tue, 4 Jul 2017 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: Is it possible to tell the difference between TB and COPD in a chest X-Ray? I have mild COPD and have a applied for a job. They did a TB test and now they want an X Ray. Will the the mild COPD make them think that I definitely have TB. I have no symptoms and I am very healthy.
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Answered by Dr. Jnikolla 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
no relationship

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for asking in HealthcareMagic.

I can understand your concern

There is no relationship between COPD and Tb.They are completely different diseases.

It might be that in COPD in chest X Ray to see fibrotic changes in lung apexes.

In my opinion as you explain despite chest X Ray it is needed a sputum examination for tb if it is negative than no problem.

You can attach me the result of chest X Ray and we will discuss again

Wishes

Dr.Jolanda
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