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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 infection is also known as Tuberculosis. 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?
Can someone who had a positive skin test for TB , 20 years ago give blood or bone marrow? But never had tb.
I have been exposed to someone with TB but do not have a positive skin test; do I still need to take medicine?
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
Not necessarily: (+) PPD means that you have been exposed to the TB agent. It doesn't say when. So if you had the TB in the past, it still will be (+) because your body "remembers" from the previous exposure. The greatest risk is if the TB agents are latent in your body, that's why everyone with a (+) PPD will have either a complete treatment with 4 medications or a mild one with only one. Your PPD will remain (+). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible for a person to have an alleregic reaction to a TB skin test, if so what are the symptoms?
What if a nurse alters the results of your PPD skin test to say zero reaction when there is a reaction? Will you die if you have untreated TB for 15 y
Maybe nothing but...: First, this sounds very unusual. Tell your doctor. Ask it to be repeated & read by the doc or a different nurse. A positive PPD generally indicates you've been exposed to TB but it's usually not an active infection. Because it does become active in about 10% of people,treatment with Isoniazide is advised,but if over 35 usually is not treated due to risk of side effects: http://tinyurl.com/kspxlua ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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