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A 29-year-old female asked:

Ive been on steroid eye gtts for 3-4 wks, could this cause a false positive ppd? area currently slight red, no induration approx 36 hrs since test

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Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 30 years experience
No: Steroids would tend to cause a falsely negative PPD. However, please have your PPD read by your doctor's office. Usually a positive PPD is measured in terms of induration.

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