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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

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

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. ...Read more

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Ppd test and after 3 days, the induration measures 8mm. Do you think an induration of 8mm is positive?

Ppd test and after 3 days, the induration measures 8mm. Do you think an induration of 8mm is positive?

That actually: 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

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What is the result of mantoux test if it shows induration is 18mm and it is red?

What is the result of mantoux test if it shows induration is 18mm and it is red?

Exposure to TB: What you have described meets the criteria for a positive mantoux test result. A positive result means that the person has been exposed to tuberculosis. It does not mean that the person has tb, just that at one time the person was infected with the TB microorganism. ...Read more

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How difficult must an induration be to be considered positive TB test?

How difficult must an induration be to be considered positive TB test?

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

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What is the result of mantoux test if it shows induration : 18mm and erythema : present?

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

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After a TB test, a normal patient has an induration of more than 15 mm. How is this treated?

After a TB test, a normal patient has an induration of more than 15 mm. How is this treated?

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

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Can induration on TB skin test be deep?

Can induration on TB skin test be deep?

No: Induration produced by TB skin test is a raised bump. ...Read more

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My mantoux test result is "erythema & induration present diameter 10 mm. What is the interpretation?

Exposure to TB: What you have described meets the criteria for a positive mantoux test result. A positive result means that the person has been exposed to tuberculosis. It does not mean that the person has tb, just that at one time the person was infected with the TB microorganism. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have induration just below earflap and 2 cm above the mandibular angle between ramus of the mandible and sternocleidomastoid muscle?

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

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Why some patients who have medical conditions eg. Diabetes, malignancy, when they do tuberculin skin test the result shows > 10mm induration positive?

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

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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?

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

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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

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What cause bp?

What cause bp?

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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Cause of headche?

Depends: It greatly depends on the type of headache you have, location, quality, associated symptoms, etc, etc. ...Read more

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What cause dyspenia?

What cause dyspenia?

Short of breath: Dyspnea can be caused by anything that prevents taking a full, effective breath. Causes include obesity, illness, neuromuscular disorders such as ms, smoking, etc. ...Read more

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What causes nightmare?

What causes nightmare?

WorkingInternalFears: During sleep, our minds/brains work to both integrate awake experiences into memory &, as part of this, make sense of many issues, correctly or incorrectly, the best we can. Fears, anger & sadness, emotions we typically have the most difficulty with, are commonly repressed while awake; allows function & interaction with others. However, while dreaming, issues are worked on & sometimes remembered. ...Read more

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What could cause spasms?

What could cause spasms?

Many things: There are many causes of muscle spasms including muscle injury, electrolyte imbalance, spinal cord injury/disease and brain injury. There are a number of disorders of the brain that can cause spasticity as well. There are many other causes as well. ...Read more

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What could be the cause?

Cause of what?: If you can please tell us what problem you want us to give you an educated guess about, we can try to help. Be well. ...Read more

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What causes shocking pains

What causes shocking pains

Nerve irritation: Usually "electric shock" type pains have a component of nerve irritation involved. ...Read more

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What causes my back pains?

What causes my back pains?

Many things: 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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What causes a wound to weep?

Part of healing: When there is injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. The swelling occurs under the skin layers and then can leak out of an open wound. The fluid contains water, protein, electrolytes and cells that give it color. This is a natural process and aids in healing. As it heals, the drainage will decrease. Keep it covered. ...Read more

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What is utheritis and cause?

What is utheritis and cause?

Urethritis: I hope you meant urethritis. Urethritis is the inflammation of the urethra — a tube that drains the bladder outside. The main portion of the urethra in males lies within the penis. An inflammation of the urethra is urethritis. The most common cause of urethritis is infection such as std. ...Read more

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What cause pain in the wist?

What cause pain in the wist?

Wrist pain: Wrist pain can be from a variety of reasons, but most likely is related to repetitive trauma from things like keyboards/computers and manual work. Other questions: any swelling, any finger swelling, any redness, any fever, any rash or other infections? Answers to these may alter the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes Ambras syndrome?

What causes Ambras syndrome?

Ambras Syndrome: Ambras syndrome is a very rare type of hypertrichosis (excess hair) a congenital skin disease characterized by excessive hair growth on the entire body, except the palms, soles, and mucous membranes. Werewolf Syndrome. ...Read more

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What causes wilson's disease?

What causes wilson's disease?

Genes: Wilson's disease is due to mutations in the wilson disease protein (atp7b) gene. Wilson's — konovalov's disease or hepatolenticular degeneration is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder in which copper accumulates in tissues like the liver and cornea; this manifests as neurological or psychiatric symptoms and liver disease. It is treated with medication and sometimes liver transplant. ...Read more

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What causes fits in a child?

What causes fits in a child?

Immature behavior: I assume you refer to temper tantrums.
In young children, tantrums are a very immature way of expressing frustration, anger and in a way the toddler tries to demonstrate in a very awkward way, independence and will. ...Read more

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Willneuroblastoma cause pain?

Willneuroblastoma cause pain?

Pain can occur.: The symptoms experienced from neuroblastoma depend on what part of the body has been affected. Yes, neuroblastoma can cause pain. ...Read more

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