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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Exposure to TB: What you have described meets the criteria for a positive mantoux test result. A positive result means that the person has been exposed to tuberculos ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
No induration: If you run your finger, gently, over the site of the injection and do not feel any hardness like a grain under the skin, it is negative, However, it i ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Exposure to TB: What you have described meets the criteria for a positive mantoux test result. A positive result means that the person has been exposed to tuberculos ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Positive: If you do not have active symptoms of tuberculosis and have not received bcg in the past year, then it is likely you have inactive tuberculosis. This ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Lee
Dr. Brian Lee answered
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Get a cxr: Get a chest xray. This will eliminate your concerns for active TB if you don't have it.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
TB: The "swelling" on the xray and the TB test may be related. They may also not be related. The ct scan will tell us a lot.
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Depends . . .: Positive mantoux tuberculin skin test (also known as PPD or purified protein derivative) is determined by diameter of induration, not erythema, as wel ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Go to ofc/clinic: You need an rn or dr or paramedic or other qualified public healthcare worker to place test, and then have you return in 48-72 hrs to read test. A sma ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
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Wheal: The tuberculin skin test is administered to the upper third of the forearm (palm up) ≥2 inches from elbow, wrist, or other injection site. If neither ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Mantoux: Is the tuberculin skin test used to check if a person has immunity against tuberculosis or is currently infected. Used differently in different parts ... Read More

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