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I-693 positive ppd - positive x-ray but negative sputum

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Hello everyone!please help me out here...we are currently filing my husbands Aos after bringing him on K1 visa,he was tested with the tuberculin shot this Monday 11th,today is the 13th and just from looking at it I know this will be positive its swollen and pretty large,I also know that if this is positive the civil surgeon will want an X-ray to check and the results will be positive since we had this issue in Dominican Rep. With the medical exam he had brfore interview,but my husband was negative for all his sputum test and was able to travel with know problem after proving that TB is not active,now in order for you guys to understand a little bit the situation,here it goes...My husband was diagnosed with pleural Tb back in 2011 ,non contagious as per TB Never inside pulmonary area but he was stricktly provided with a 6m treatment in DR for this and I was there with him the thruout the whole treatment and he graduated his treatment perfectly, I was also tested but as expected I was negative,the only way we were able to find out my husband had pleural tb was by taking a piece of the outside part of the pulmonary section and testing it afterwards this caused him a scar that now on his xrays. shows the affected area with a shadow.Now that my husband is here in US I dont know how the procedures will be done by civil surgeon,after positive x-ray will he do a sputum test to check if his tb active or will he conclude just with xray that my husband is positive and provide him treatment?,Ive heard this treatments can affect the liver my concern is if he already took treatment for 6 months does he has to take it again to basically have his Aos approve? Or will this affect it anyways?, reminder I have all the tests results on a CD that he was provided by the approve laboratory of immigration in DR, CD has the extra exams they did to prove he was negative TB for his k1 visa interview.This CD says do not open,should I give this to the Civil surgeon or should I included on the Aos package myself??

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You can give the CD to the civil surgeon, most will not use it. They will likely follow something similar to this CDC TB algorithm: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6311a3.htm

When my wife and stepson went to the civil surgeon, he didn't want to look at the CD. But rather he took chest x-rays and continued with his own examination.

YMMV

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