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Having fever. History of TB. What could be the cause and treatment?

Sir my mother is having a fever for past 24 days shes not been diagonised with any disease like typhiod tb all tests are negative she once had tb many years back her ct scan reports shows a shadow in the lungs doctors are not being able to diognise whether some new infection is there or its the old one showing she is suffering from puo i doctor is saying in puo there is only two possibility either typhoid or Tb is that true plz lemme confirm is it true is there any other chance of any other disease.
Asked On : Mon, 21 May 2012
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PUO is fever who's cause is not been able to find out.
But most common diseases, especially in Indian set up, is Typhoid and TB.
It is important to rule out TB with certainty.
Need not be pulmonary T.B, extra-pulmonary TB can also present with TB.
invasive tests like FNAC, bone-marrow examination, may have to be done to come to a diagnosis.
Treatment need to be given accordingly.
Answered: Mon, 18 Jun 2012
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