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Lymph nodes on neck. Biopsy shows necrotizing granulomatous inflammation. Contagious symptoms?

hi, i had a biopsy last december when we saw a couple of lymph nodes on my neck . the report said necrotizing granulomatous inflamation. I have contacted the tb center recently and they asked me to come in for a blood test , chest x ray. They said that they have to determine if it is contagious or not. I have two kids 2 and 4. Is this contagious?
Asked On : Fri, 12 Oct 2012
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Hi thanks for your question;
The biopsy report of lymph node is necrotizing granulomatous inflamation .
This is the histological picture of tuberculosis.
Your blood test and chest X-ray will not detect whether your contagious or not.
Examination of your sputum will detect whether you’re contagious or not.
However your blood test and X-ray is important for treatment.
Hope I answered your question.
Answered: Sun, 28 Oct 2012
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