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I experienced constant coughing for a while and a doctor suggested that I might have either sarcodosis or TB. I had a CT and the hiler lymph nodes were enlarged. I also had an MT test and the patch was 20mm. TB Gold test was also positive. The value for a Serum ACE test done was 37 microliters (ref. range - 12-68 microliters) and ESR was also increased. I experience dry cough and fever. Even after all these tests, a doctor that I went to see still says that I have sarcodosis and has given me ATT and steroids. What is the problem according to your experience?
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Needs a detailed examination and also bronchoscopy and biopsy to rule out tb and sarcoidosis. Consult a pulmonologist for the same. no point in giving both tb treatment and steroids together.
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Wonderful presentation... but probability of tv is higher.. Treating this with att and steroids is like using a warmer and a blanket in a room while sleeping and you don't know what is really protecting you from cold.. But probably I would agree with your doctor's decision to treat both when in doubt especially in cases of lymph node tb
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