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Name Of The Skin Test For Tb
Tb i had my skin test - redness 40 mm i will do the chest xray tomorrow ! but am i contagious ? What are the side effects of the treatment for TB ?
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
Normal chest X-ray & abdominal/pelivic CT scan, but positive TB skin test? I have low grade fevers, extreme fatigue & swollen lymph nodes. Tb?
Yes: If the test is done early in the disease, the body will not have had time to develop the factors that make the test turn positive. Repeat testing a few months later would show positive. ...Read more
+ PPD: This means that there was minimal induration on a PPD that is read 48 to 72 hours after administered. The PPD is likely to be + in someone who has been exposed to TB before or if they were previously given bcg. It is likely to be - in someone who does not fit into those categories. ...Read more
I have been exposed to someone with TB but do not have a positive skin test; do I still need to take medicine?
No: It is recommended to wait for at least 48 hours before interpreting the size of the swelling arising at the site of the TB test. This is because the swelling continues to increase for the first 48 hours & that is how this test has been standardized. Please make sure that you do not get your test done on a thursday, so the 48 hours time point won't come over a weekend. ...Read more
Is an infection in the body with mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is almost always acquired via the respiratory tract from which it can spread to other organs. After that, the immune system walls the bacteria off. All of this usually occurs without symptoms. After that, activation of the infection can occur in about 10% of the total patients. Half of this risk is in ...Read more