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Mantoux test positive?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Depends . . .: Positive mantoux tuberculin skin test (also known as PPD or purified protein derivative) is determined by diameter of induration, not erythema, as well as risk of infection. Chat w/your provider to discuss your next step as well as options. Check out http://www.Cdc.Gov/tb/publications/factsheets/testing/skintesting.Htm.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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