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Lymph node tuberculosis
I am having a lump in my armpit and was diagnosed with tuberculosis via biopsy "histopathically " (as culture displayed no growth after 45 days ) .. now I am on treatment with Rcinex , ethambutol, pyrazinamide for 2.5 months ..Now another pulmonolgist advised me to have another biopsy for Gene Xpert test to know whether it is drug resistant or not.. but gene Xpert says no "MTB detected" so what does that mean ? can we say there is no Tb or is it something else ? however the size of lump has reduced after 2 month treatment ..it clinically feels better !
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After 2.5 months of treatment for tuberculosis it is less likely to find TB bacilli in the sample tissue now.. If the histopathology was suggestive of TB and you are responding to treatment.. Then it is indeed a tuberculosis and you need to complete the entire course to avoid relapse..
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