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Can A Positive For Tuberculosis Test Correlate With Lupus
Only if immunized: If immunization was in effect on that island (cuba immunizes against tb), then the skin test will be positive. You need to know that information in order to interpret the skin test results of anyone from any of the islands. I don't know if immunization is in effect on all the carribean islands. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an infectious organism that spreads by droplets coughed out by an infected person. Infection is established initially in lungs, but can spread within lungs & to other body parts, or can become latent, with reactivation occurring years to decades later. With effective treatment, it can be completely eliminated although drug resistant ...Read more
Could you get anegative on your tuberculosis test even though you got a positive the previous time?
Generally not: If you are speaking of the skin test the answer is no, as it usually remains positive for years and years even after successful treatment. There is a blood test for latent (silent) TB that can be repeated following initial, successful treatment. ...Read more
Is the tuberculosis test positive if you have a bump there a week after the test was administered?
Chest Xray And-----: If PPD (Mantoux) test is positive. We will order Chest Xray if it is positive. Next step is to get a specimen of sputum for culture&sensitivity and start the patient on Antibiotics. If chest xray is negative. And there are no signs and symptoms suggesting TB in other organs like Lymph Nodes, Bones or Kidneys etc. We recommend patient take INH as a preventive treatment for6months to kill dormant bacteria ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Repeat TB test:
It is not a good idea to repeat a TB skin test if a previous test is positive as you can have a much larger reaction that may cause a problem.
If you are required by work to have a screen for tB again, an X-ray is usually recommended. ...Read more
It could be: Latent TB. The doctor will need to examine you & get a history. A chest xray may be ordered. ...Read more
Autoantibodies.: Your body is producing antibodies directed against its own tissues and is likely at increased risk for the development of an autoimmune disease such as lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, thyroiditis, vitiligo, infammatory bowel dis or pernicious anemia from gastritis. Lac can cause clotting disorders and miscariages, but is not in and of itself an important predictor of clinical outcomes. ...Read more
I got a positive lupus antibody test in june and was told I would need lifelong warfarin. Is this accurate?
If all you had was one positive lupus antibody test, then that is not an indication for treatment with warfarin. To make a diagnosis of antiphospholipid syndrome requires multiple positive tests over time in addition to a clinical finding such as a blood clot or miscarriages.
http://www.rheumatology.org/practice/clinical/patients/diseases_and_conditions/antiphospholipidsyndrome. Asp. ...Read more
I recently had a positive ANA test. My dr tested folupus but it was negative. I have all the symptoms except rash. Can u have a false neg lupus test?
Keep working: Lupus is defined by a series of criteria, of which a strongly positive ANA is one. No specific test turning out negative rules out lupus. Perhaps you were tested for anti-smith (sm), which if positive hands us the diagnosis but is only positive in 1 of 3 patients. Perhaps there is a misunderstanding or you can request consultation. Lupus requires great courage -- will be thinking of you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How often does an ANA test comeback positive when lupus is not involved? What else could a positive ANA indicate? (there are several symptoms of sle)
How quick can a blood work test for lupus or RA go from constantly being negative to finally showing up as a positive?
Check the Laboratory: Call the laboratory and make sure that their quality controls were within their established standard deviations on the batch of tests that your specimen was run and also find out any possibility of false positives for that particular method that they are using to do your test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could a positive ANA of 1:640 speckled indicate if lupus and rheumatoid arthritis tests are negative?
Does a positive ANA 1:160 homogeneous test result for teen require further clinical review w/rheumatologist (mom recently dx w/lupus)?
Mgt: More details regarding the presentation, symptoms and other illnesses would be helpful in advising further studies. ...Read more
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