To all individuals or families who can relate to this topic, please let us all gather here and share our views, experiences to help one another. It will somehow ease the worries of applicants having medical furtherance because of suspected, active, inactive Pulmonary Tuberculosis.
I’ll start with my husband’s case. He has PTB history few years back with only 2 months continuous anti PTB medication treatment. He was asked by his private pulmo doctor to discontinue it due to severe allergic reaction. The physician monitored his chext xray for 4 months, repeat every 2 mos with same findings, meaning it is stable. No further follow up done until late last year when we visited his pulmo doctor and asked to provide him a medical certificate. We have shown him as well a two-day old chest xray film but my husband was not asked to re-start the medication treatment.
We received our MR early this year, as expected, he was required to undergo sputum tests and repeat chest xray 3 mos after the initial. After 3 months, results came out with the following findings:
SPUTUM SMEAR – Negative
SPUTUM CULTURE – Negative
REPEAT CHEST XRAY – no changes, stable
He is considered to have an inactive pulmonary tuberculosis according to the pulmo doctor (DMP) and told us that the embassy will decide if he still needs to undergo the 6 months medication treatment or not.
Anyone of you who have the same case as my husband’s? Do you think he will be asked to take the medication treatment having the above findings.
Thanks in advance.