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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Ghani
23 years experience in Radiology
PPD: The mantoux test (also known as the mantoux screening test, tuberculin sensitivity test, pirquet test, or PPD test for purified protein derivative) is ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
As it says: In some people with previous exposure to tb, especially remotely, an imitial TB skin test (tst) will be negative but a repeat, say 2 weeks later, can ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience in Internal Medicine
Treatment: Almost all the reactions are skin resonses. In an acute severe hair dye dermatitis caused by ppd, the hair and scalp has to be washed thoroughly with ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
42 years experience in Internal Medicine
PPD: Negative test is flat not raised.Ay still be read. Should be interpreted by health care provider.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
See below: A positive PPD is determined by the presence of swelling(induration) around the injection site. Little or no swelling indicates a negative test. Red ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
There is no: central repository for ppd records. Try your primary care physician, and if you can recall where you had the ppd performed, call that facility.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
Depends: It usually only takes a few days but severe reactions can take 1-2 weeks and can even leave a scar if the reaction was a blistering one.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Unlikely from PPD: Never having seen systemic symptoms from placement of a PPD i cannot imagine how this "unwell" sensation might have occurred or if it is related to th ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: The reaction the next time around can be more prominent leading to significant pain and discomfort and, potentially, a scar. Once a person has had a ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Unusual: But some people may develop malaise because of the thought of the test, or the immune reaction may precipitate some low grade symptoms, or there may b ... Read More

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