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

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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How can I recognise mantoux test result is negative?

How can I recognise mantoux test result is negative?

No induration: If you run your finger, gently, over the site of the injection and do not feel any hardness like a grain under the skin, it is negative, However, it is not a good idea to be one's own doctor and you should go back to your doctor 48 hours placing of the test, so that s/he may read it professionally. ...Read more

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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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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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Mantoux test positive?

Mantoux test positive?

Work up needed: At the very least it may suggest that you have been exposed to tuberculosis. You should visit with your doctor to have questions asked about whether or not you have TB symptoms to suggest infection such as do you have a cough? Unexplained night sweats? Unexplained weight loss, fevers or chills and fatigue? You also need to have a chest x ray performed - since organism is usually inhaled. ...Read more

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How to take mantoux test?

How to take mantoux test?

TB test: This is a test for tuberculosis. It is a skin test placed by a medical professional. ...Read more

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Procedure of mantoux test?

Procedure of mantoux test?

Wheal: The tuberculin skin test is administered to the upper third of the forearm (palm up) ≥2 inches from elbow, wrist, or other injection site. If neither arm can be used, it can be given in the back of the shoulder. Use a 1/4 to1/2 inch 27-gauge needle or finer tuberculin syringe. It should form a wheal 6-10 mm in diameter, and it is interpreted 48-72 hours later. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of the mantoux test?

What is the purpose of the mantoux test?

Tuberculosis test: It is done to see if you have ever been exposed to TB. ...Read more

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Is bleeding supposed to occur during a mantoux test?

Is bleeding supposed to occur during a mantoux test?

Not usually: You are supposed to inject as small amount (0.1 ml.) of the material into the very upper layer (epidermis) of the skin. There are a few capillaries there so there might be a tiny bit of blood but not usually. ...Read more

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After a full - course of treatment for TB infection, how long will it take for mantoux test to read normal?

After a full - course of treatment for TB infection, how long will it take for mantoux test to read normal?

Will Always be (+): Once you have had a positive test it will remain (+) forever, even successfully treated. That is why you never need to or should repeat it. You just have to inform whomever is requiring the test that you are a "Tuberculin Reactor." This does not mean you have active TB. ...Read more

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Suffering from cough and fever fatigue since two weeks, Mantoux test was negative sputum AFBwas negative?

Suffering from cough and fever fatigue since two weeks, Mantoux test was negative sputum AFBwas negative?

Mgt: There are many causes of prolonged cough. If you a fever, chills, infection should be considered and treated accordingly.
If your cough is dry, asthma, allergies, should be evaluated.
If you have smoke exposure, discontinue please. A check up with your PCP is indicated. ...Read more

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My doc refused to do urinary PCR to check for scrotal tb, he insists mantoux test is accurate enough. Is mantoux test reaaly that sensitive?

My doc refused to do urinary PCR to check for scrotal tb, he insists mantoux test is accurate enough. Is mantoux test reaaly that sensitive?

Why?: Like me, your doctor probably wonders why on earth you think you have scrotal tb. A mantoux test is a good test for determining whether you harbor the TB bacillus. If it's negative, you should probably look for another explanation for whatever is bothering your scrotum. ...Read more

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How long does a reaction to a PPD test take to clear?

How long does a reaction to a PPD test take to clear?

Depends: It usually only takes a few days but severe reactions can take 1-2 weeks and can even leave a scar if the reaction was a blistering one. ...Read more

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Horrible left ab pain for months. No tests show anything. Would a horrible reaction to MRE Contrasts help in diagnosis since its rare to react to it?

Horrible left ab pain for months. No tests show anything. Would a horrible reaction to MRE Contrasts help in diagnosis since its rare to react to it?

R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed. You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori. Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet. Ie gutbliss. Com and Wholeapproach. Com The SX wax and wane. ...Read more

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Thought I had a reaction to watermelon, ate some yesterday (at hosp) to test. Nothing at all. I was told no reaction means I am not allergic. Right?

Thought I had a reaction to watermelon, ate some yesterday (at hosp) to test. Nothing at all. I was told no reaction means I am not allergic. Right?

Yes, but...: As the saying goes, nothing in life is certain except death and taxes. An unlucky person not allergic to watermelon this week can develop some sort of allergy to it next week. There are also different types of watermelon, so it's possible that one variety of melon causes more problems than another. ...Read more

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Had a PPD skin test and the result is 10 mm the reference says 5 to 10 is borderline. And I don't get it what they mean and what to do next?

Had a PPD skin test and the result is 10 mm the reference says 5 to 10 is borderline. And I don't get it what they mean and what to do next?

Positive PPD: A +ve PPD is usually evaluated with a plain Chest Xray. If that is normal, and if it appears that the positive PPD is new (if there is a history of previous negative tests) then a course of treatment with anti-tuberculosis antibiotics is usually given, this prevents you from getting sick with TB. Sometimes a borderline (intermediate) test result can be from a prior BCG vaccination. ...Read more

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What is a normal reaction to an EEG strobe test?

What is a normal reaction to an EEG strobe test?

Electrical activity: The strobe testing (aka "photic stimulation") normally causes either no response or a brief synchronized symmetric response in the visual areas of the brain. Abnormal responses include asymmetry or prolonged activity ("a photoconvulsive response"). ...Read more

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What could cause a bad reaction to a mag3 kidney function test?

What could cause a bad reaction to a mag3 kidney function test?

Reaction: There is always a possibility of an allergic reaction to the chemicals used in the test. Some mag3 scans use Captopril to look for renal artery stenosis and this can also cause a reaction. ...Read more

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What tests will tell me exactly what my food, environmental, and chemical allergies are? And how can I deal w/ the die-off from a recent reaction?

What tests will tell me exactly what my food, environmental, and chemical allergies are? And how can I deal w/ the die-off from a recent reaction?

Difficult: Allergies can be hard to treat as everyone may have some component of an allergy to one thing or another. There is a blood test called the immunocap that tests for either (or both) respiratory allergens or food allergens. If truly with allergic issues, best to see an allergy and immunologist who specializes in this field. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the tests for allergic reaction to insect bites?

What are the tests for allergic reaction to insect bites?

Skin test or blood: When you see an allergist, they will first take a detailed history of your symptoms from the bite. And the type of insect involved, if known...Depending on the insect, a series of simple scratch tests can be done, or sometimes a blood testis done first. It depends on your reaction history. ...Read more

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What exactly a polymerase chain reaction is or a "pcr test?

What exactly a polymerase chain reaction is or a "pcr test?

Nucleic acid testing: Pcr allows enormous expansion of a chosen, limited segment of dna and facilitate testing of nucelic acid abnormalties. Pcr by itself is not a test. The specificity of the test is detemined by the composition of the probes used to analyse the nucelic acids. ...Read more

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By explaining what exactly a polymerase chain reaction is or a "pcr test?

DNA amplification: Poymerase chanin reaction/pcr is a process to amplify a specific stretch of dna. Pcr is a way to perform a number of tests by using specific probes. Pcr by itself is not a test, but one step in many tests. ...Read more

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14 months old been re-introducing dairy for weeks told to try miljreacting after drinking it tests can he have ANA reaction?

14 months old been re-introducing dairy for weeks told to try miljreacting after drinking it tests can he have ANA reaction?

Possible: Any food allergy can be linked to anaphylactic reaction and thus avoidance is recommended. The good news is that milk allergy often subsides after a couple of years and that many can tolerate baked milk products. Perhaps an allergy consult is indicated in this case. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my friend is worried about her reaction to PPD (tb) test?

What do you suggest if my friend is worried about her reaction to PPD (tb) test?

May need a: Chest xray. There is a blood test called Gold's Quanitferon test your friend could do at a hospital or clinic. ...Read more