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Latent Tuberculosis Signs
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
See below: Treatment for latent TB is given if PPD is 5mm positive and if HIV positive, recent contact with TB case, fibrotic changes on cxr or immunosuppressed patients. If PPD is 10mm positive recent immigrants from high incidence countries, IV drug abusers, high risk settings-jails, snf's and children would be treated. If PPD is 15mm positive all persons would be treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do you have it?: That's a hard question to answer based on the information you've provided. If you have a positive skin test or blood test for latent tb, the indications for treatment depend on your age, your other medical conditions, your risk of having true latent infection, and the strength of the reaction (e.g. Size of the positive skin test). This is something you should discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Yes: You need prophylactic treatment with izonoazide.Get a more detailed answer ›
What happen when someone with latent tuberculosis (tb) goes without treatment?Can get worst?Can become active tb?Can goes away on the own?
HEAF: The HEAF (multi-puncture) test is used to identify people wi tuberculosis infections or diseases. Tuberculin (undiluted purified protein derivative) is applied to the arm wi 6 needle points. The area is usually checked for reaction a week later. Don't know if anyone uses this particular test anymore. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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