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i would like to know within 2 months taking medicines for ptb.... do we need to expect that there is some improvement?
This month, we take another xray test & the result is there is no changes on findings on the last xray result (April).
what does it means? The medicine he take did not help to improve his situation?
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There may, even with a good response to therapy, be no improvement on chest X-ray.  “No improvement” can be good news if it has the same meaning as, “No Change.”  The best way to confirm effectiveness of the therapy is that the X-ray does not worsen, fever (if any) subsides and sputum culture for TB is negative.  It is important that all medicine be taken according to the prescription instructions, for as long as recommended and that sputum if present be cultured along with follow-up X-rays.
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