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Tuberculosis

I am 42 years old non smoking male and completely treated lungs tuberculosis in 1989. Recently I had a chest X-ray & its report says multiple small fibro-calcific densities in bilateral upper zones. Bilateral apical pleural thickening present. Please advise me for treatment if this disease is a dangerous for life.
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Hi!
While apical pleural thickening alone or small fibro-calcific densities alone are inconclusive for active TB, with presence of pleural thickening along with multiple small fibro-calcific densities in bilateral upper zones possibility of active TB should be looked into.  If you are having cough with sputum then this should be tested, along with ELISA test for TB, and two step montoux. Please discuss with your treating doctor.
Take care!

The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history. Hence this reply to your post should only be considered as a guiding line and you must consult your doctor at the earliest for your medical problem.
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