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Minimal PTB Findings

Portgas
Portgas

I have a friend her x ray resukt is minimal PTB? How this will be cured?

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Morning -I think her doctors will discuss this with, her because minimal TB defines as finding a small lesion on X-ray . The problem with that when a person has no symptoms is that is it an old inactive Infection, or is it the start of a new one? That’s what the doctors will need to decide

Portgas
Portgas in reply to hottchoc

In her case 5 years ago, her xray resulted same thing as PTB Minimal but negative on her sputum sample! She was stress this time that might affect her arrival to her home because its a requirement to secure medical certificate in order to get home under this COVID Pandemic

hottchoc
hottchoc in reply to Portgas

This could possibly be the same Old lesion found back then then. If she needs proof that’s what it is then she could perhaps ask for a written Letter or email However if she is still under investigation then it will take time to sort

Portgas
Portgas in reply to hottchoc

Is there any home treatment for this case! In youtube and google only for serious tuberculosis has home remedies

Portgas
Portgas in reply to hottchoc

She is afraid to seek medical attention right mow, because when you will go the hospita you could be a Patient under Investigation

hottchoc
hottchoc in reply to Portgas

It is important to seek help because TB is serious and if it is active she could transmit it to others and that is why the officials have to do their job properly

Portgas
Portgas in reply to hottchoc

I see, thanks for the advice, this ptb minimal is at risk for transmission yo others?

hottchoc
hottchoc in reply to Portgas

Yes that is right - but without further investigation it would only be a guess

Portgas
Portgas in reply to hottchoc

Thanks for the responds, its a pleasure that I could give her advice to undergo check up

Hello Portgas,

I am a medical high school student researching TB. Would you and your friend be able to give up a few minutes for a quick chat?

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