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A 33-year-old member asked:

What to do if i have been diagnosed with the in-active tb. skin test & blood test are positive, but sputum test & chest x?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
TB protocols: There are very specific TB protocols for this situation - what meds to use and how long. You can find these protocols on the CDC website and/or an excellent resource is to work through your local health department for treatment/medications/follow-up. Generally in your situation treatment lasts 9-12 months.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What do you suggest if I have been diagnosed with the in-active tb. Skin test & blood test are positive, but sputum test & chest x?

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Dr. Elena Vezza
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Depends on risk: If you have a recent conversion, meaning you were negative and now you are positive, a chest xray is done to see if you have the disease. sputum cultures are done if active disease is suspected based on symptoms and xray findings your doctor may decide to give you a medication to treat inactive disease.

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Last updated Jun 30, 2014

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