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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
None: There are no symptoms of latent tuberculosis. If you have symptoms, it's not latent.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
CDC says.: Please see cdc recommendations at this site: http://www.Cdc.Gov/tb/publications/factsheets/treatment/ltbitreatmentoptions.Htm.
Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
See below: Treatment for latent TB is given if PPD is 5mm positive and if HIV positive, recent contact with TB case, fibrotic changes on cxr or immunosuppressed ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
50 years experience Pediatrics
Tb test: If you worry about tuberculosis, you should wee your doctor who will test you with a Mantoux test. If it is negative, chances are that you don't have ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Latent tuberculosis: Latent Tuberculosis = an infection by M. tuberculosis without any active disease.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
42 years experience Pediatrics
TUBERCULOSIS:: If primary focus is not eliminated by treatment, there is always risk of disseminated tubercular spread. Any deterioration of immune status, infection ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
38 years experience Family Medicine
TB/smoking: Yes, see: http://www.Phac-aspc.Gc.Ca/tbpc-latb/fa-fi/tbtobacco-tabag-eng.Php.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
No: Not until latent TB become reactivated to "active" tb.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
No: No.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
36 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
New treatment: Once weekly for 12 weeks only.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Do you have it?: That's a hard question to answer based on the information you've provided. If you have a positive skin test or blood test for latent tb, the indicatio ... Read More
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