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Causes Of Induration
I've 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
Ppd test and after 3 days, the induration measures 8mm. Do you think an induration of 8mm is positive?
Depends. Please check the reference to see which factors apply to you. However, — who checked the induration? I have always used the ballpoint pen method to determine parameters accurately. Feeling just with fingers alone may be inaccurate.
REF: https://www.cdc.gov/tb/publications/factsheets/testing/skintesting.htm ...Read more
PPD: It is not about hardness of the induration it is about the size of the area of induration. It is harder than surrounding skin. ...Read more
Yes: But such early reactions do not reflect a positive test. ...Read more
Positive: If you do not have active symptoms of tuberculosis and have not received bcg in the past year, then it is likely you have inactive tuberculosis. This means that you have living mycobacterium tuberculosis in your body, contained within a granuloma and potentially could reactivate at some later time. Depending on your age and health you may want to take inh. See a doctor. ...Read more
The next step: Is to obtain a history, a physical examination and chest x-ray. Latent vs active TB are handled very differently. ...Read more
Is it normal to have induration just below earflap and 2 cm above the mandibular angle between ramus of the mandible and sternocleidomastoid muscle?
Not normal: Induration is never a normal finding. When tissue becomes inflamed either from an infectious or non-infectious source, hormones are released in the local area that result in a series of events causing redness, warmth, pain, and swelling as the capillaries in the area become more "leaky" causing induration. The area you describe has many potential causes. See your doctor immediately. ...Read more
Why some patients who have medical conditions eg. Diabetes, malignancy, when they do tuberculin skin test the result shows > 10mm induration positive?
Positive PPD: Positive PPD means prior exposure to mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is sort of screening test. Patients with a weakened immune system such as cancer patients, diabetics are more prone to getting TB if they have the exposure but without the active disease, they will not be PPD positive. Pts who get vaccinated with bcg vaccine, prior exposure, organ transplants, hiv, steroid therapy cn make test+. ...Read more
Ent:"mucosa abnormal, l inferior turbinate and floor of nose w/firm hard white induration. Quite remarkable. Pale edema of septum" what does that mean?
Hard to say: Each specialty looks at the interior of the nose differently. Was this an ENT or family doc? None of the findings are suggestive of a particular disorder or disease state. It may be as simple and dry membranes. See an ENT or get another opinion. ...Read more
TB skin test done this AM. It is red with 1/2in induration. Woke up feeling bad, Weak,no fever, strep test neg., sore throat. Side effect of test?
Unlikely: You likely have a cold and the Tb test is incidental. The test agent is not live and thus should not cause any systemic symptoms. ...Read more
BP definition.: The blood pressure is the resistance to blood flow through the body. The higher number is the resistance when the heart pumps, and the lower number is the resistance when the heart relaxes and fills. High BP can lead to problems with the heart, kidneys, eyes, blood vessels and brain. 95% of the time, there's no one specific cause perhaps other than genetics. ...Read more
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Herniated disk, strained/spasming muscles, kidney issues, lack of mobility, trauma etc. If you truly want an answer I would seek help of your local MD or chiropractor to have it looked at. No worries
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