A 40-year-old female asked:
do you recommend treating latent tb for an adult who might be exposed recently to tb ( clear chest x-ray, negative sputum test, positive skin test ) ?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Aveshen Govender answered
Specializes in General Practice
Not necessarily : Latent TB does not necessarily require treatment unless one is immunosuppressed or is going to start medication that may cause immunosuppression. Latent TB May never progress to active TB, however monitor closely for symptoms and test early for active TB should this occur
Answered on Nov 19, 2018
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