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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience in Pediatrics
POSITIVE PPD: NO. Sometimes it is due to immunization given before. Take a chest x-Ray to find any lesion in the lungs.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience in Pediatrics
POSITIVE TB TEST: It does not tell you if TB is active or not. Next step is chest x-ray to show the infiltrates if positive for infection.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Positive PPD: If you have a positive tuberculin test and a negative chest xray many doctors will oder a sputum culture. If you have a positive sputum treatment is i ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Positive skin test: You can donate blood as long as you dont have active tb.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harris Lilienfeld
52 years experience in Pediatrics
Blood test: There is a blood test which can help tell the difference.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Seek out information: Most will be followed first with a chest x-ray looking for active pulmonary disease. If negative, you are likely started on one TB drug, depending on ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience in Pediatrics
IMMUNE PROBLEM: Both tests detect prior exposure to TB. A situation of diminished immune function, called anergy, can make the skin test appear negative. If you have ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
35 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Once you had a positive PPD test, it will stay positive whole your life. Chest x-ray, what you need to do every few years.
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Ask when next appt?: This could be tb, but might be one of several other infectious, musculo-skeletal, or related conditions. It needs examined by a doctor, soon. Question ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Positive PPD: A positive TB skin test should be followed up with a chest xray. If both are positive for findings, one should be treated and followed by an infectio ... Read More

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