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Is Ppd Testing Contraindicated With Pregnancy
With my last child I had PPD after she was born. I'm only half way threw my second pregnancy and find I'm allready goin threw post ppd. What can I do?
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Older immune system: An elderly person's immune system can sometimes not react very strongly or at all to the first PPD test (even if the patient has been infected with tb) and lead to a false negative result. But the false negative PPD can 'prime' the immune system so that a second test done two weeks later will give a true positive result.
PPD testing: Here is good info from the CDC: https://www. Cdc. Gov/tb/publications/factsheets/testing/skintesting. Htm
As it says: In some people with previous exposure to tb, especially remotely, an imitial TB skin test (tst) will be negative but a repeat, say 2 weeks later, can be positive. It is sort of like waking up the immune recognition of the bug. But, it is not at all clear that those who are only positive on the two-step tst are at risk for reactivation later as those with a 1-step positive tst.
There is no: Central repository for ppd records. Try your primary care physician, and if you can recall where you had the ppd performed, call that facility.
PPD test: Here is great info with photos: http://www. Cdc. Gov/tb/publications/Posters/images/Mantoux_wallchart. PDF
Not sure if: You can suffer from a ppd. Ppd refers to purified protein derivative and is a screening test for tuberculosis. Either there is a reaction or not. If there is a reaction, classification of positive is dependent upon exposure history and underlying medical conditions. I am not sure that one 'suffers' from a ppd. Administration is not painful.See 1 more doctor answer
Exposure: It is a sign that you have been exposed to tuberculosis, that you carry the germs for TB in either active or dormant form. Exposure can be recent or very old. People who had vaccination for TB can have a positive PPD in the first few years after receiving the vaccine.See 1 more doctor answer
Any age: This is infamous -- people who have had bcg vaccine and immigrated to another country may be forced to take TB treatment despite having no symptoms or signs. It's stupid, but that's one common feature of government. If this has happened to you, I'm sorry.
Please let us: Know which of these you desire to know about so that we can provide specific feedback. Clarify and re-ask. Thanks,
See below: If your PPD is positive you need a chest x-ray and a screening by your doctor. At your age, if your chest x-ray is normal and you have no risk factors you may not need any treatment. If you have risk factors, treatment of latent TB has become much easier in the last year. If you are determined to have active TB you can be cured with 6 months of TB therapy.
If you specify: What the reaction was & the specific vaccines- then we can try to provide a helpful answer. Take care.
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