A 36-year-old female asked:
my ppd test is positive!i am not sick what is that means? is it dangerous?i heard that the treatment may cause liver damage? ? what should i do?
1 doctor answer
Dr. You Sung Sang answered
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Exposed to TB: Unless you received something call bcg vaccine outside of the us, it means you were exposed to tb. Your doctor will decide if you have active TB or not. If not, the treatment is usually an antitb med or two for a year. With proper monitoring of your liver enzymes, you should be ok.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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