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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
If you have a TB skin test and it turns a little red and looks like a bug bite is this a positive or negative test?
Depends : On the size of the swelling or induration. This is why they need to be seen and read 48 hours after being placed. ...Read more
True of false: This could be a true or false positive, and your doc should sort that out. People can be exposed to TB in the activities of their daily lives, and pick up a latent TB.In med school it was common for students to convert from - to + over a their time in training.You will need more testing, an may or may not need meds. ...Read more
Need care!: Your TB test has turned positive - this is very significant. The guidelines are very clear what needs to happen now with further diagnostic studies, including chest x-ray, and then treatment. If your primary care doctor is not comfortable caring for TB, see infectious disease or pulmonary specialist ASAP to begin evaluation and care. There are great ones in Columbus area - call for appointment now ...Read more
If I had a positive TB skin test but a negative xray do I need medication? My doctor didn't say I did
I just had a TB skin test done last week and i had it read and they said it was negative however i still have a little red bump how do I get rid of it?
PPD Test: You likely get a small skin reaction to TB test that is not large enough to be called positive in your case. It is a type of delayed hypersensitivity reaction due to immune cell infiltration and inflammation. You can put otc cortisone cream on the lesion 2-3 times a day to make it go away faster. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Positive skin test: You can donate blood as long as you dont have active tb. ...Read more
Tb skin test negative, quentform TB test negative, bone marrow biopsy results indicative of TB (reacts to ziehl niehlssen), PCR negative. How come?
No...actually: The zn stain is a broad stain for acid fast bacilli of which mycobacterium tuberculosis is one of many. The specific tests like quantiferon or the pcr test are against you having tb. The culture is the "gold standard" but you will need to wait for it. It might turn out be a cousin of TB and that too will grow out of culture. Stay on TB meds until they are certain of the AFB positive organism. ...Read more
TB skin test done this AM.It is red with 1/2in induration. Woke up feeling bad,Weak,no fever, strep test neg., sore throat. Side effect of test?
Unlikely: You likely have a cold and the Tb test is incidental. The test agent is not live and thus should not cause any systemic symptoms. ...Read more
Blood test: There is both a skin test and a blood test for tb. ...Read more
Not aware of any: But with advancing age, the response to the skin test may be falsely negative. There are newer tests available which work by assessing the lymphocytes capacity to respond to antigenic stimulation by a component of the tubercle bacillus, but whether this differs in age groups I do not know. ...Read more
Nothing will happen: Nothing will happen with either of those things. The TB test helps determine if you have ever been exposed to the TB bug & whether your immune system (specifically your t cells) has been primed against this bug. The test is read within 48-72 hours after being given & will help determine if you have been exposed or not. Further testing is required after a positive test. ...Read more
Don't be: Don't be stressed. 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. ...Read more
Tuberculin test: Yes, within 2 - 3 days if negative. Longer if positive. ...Read more
No: The test is to see if you may have tb. ...Read more
Swelling important..: Redness is not important, but induration (swelling) is when reading a TB test. For normal healthy person, induration of > 15 mm is considered positive. Other clinical situations may warrant calling >10 mm of induration positive. ...Read more
Protein extract: Tb skin test utilises proteins that are normally present in the cell wall of the TB bacterium. They are extracted from killed bugs in the laboratory & further purified to extract small components of these TB proteins that our body's immune cells are able to recognize. If exposed to tb, previously primed immune cells move to site of injection on forearm causing swelling & thus a positive reaction. ...Read more
Days to weeks: It can sometimes take several days to a couple of weeks for the swelling to subside after the TB test. This is more likely to happen if you had a strongly positive test result with a significantly large area of swelling (induration). ...Read more
How often do u need get TB skin test? I start class in Nov. so is it too early get it done? Should I wait until Nov?
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
3-5 days: The peak reaction usually occurs in the first 2-3 days. Most will resolve within 5 days. This can vary depending on the size of the initial reaction. ...Read more
Not frequently: Unless you are exposed in your job or it is needed for your job. Some health care workers get it yearly. ...Read more
Seek out information: Most will be followed first with a chest x-ray looking for active pulmonary disease. If negative, you are likely started on one TB drug, depending on your local as treatment for latent (quiet) tb. If you are found to have active tb, you are likely started on a 4 drug program that lasts for up to a year to knock it out. Get with your doc to see. ...Read more
Great: Nothing to worry about.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: Fortunately not or we would not be able to perform this test on more than one occasion. ...Read more
Positive PPD: A positive TB skin test should be followed up with a chest xray. If both are positive for findings, one should be treated and followed by an infectious disease specialist and take medications. False positive skin tests can occur if previously vaccinated against TBor infected with TB-like organisms. Improper technique or interpretation of reaction are other causes of false positives. ...Read more
Not really: It does mean your have been exposed and will need treatment to prevent it from worsening TB is a very slow growing germ... I would also suggest consulting a chinese medicine practitioner as many herbs are very helpful in helping the body heal itself.... ...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 3 more doctor answers
Tb test: It takes 48-72 hours to read a TB test ...Read more
Skin test: It is a liquid (purified protein derivative) that is injected under the skin on the forearm (the ventral side or underside of the forearm) as a bleb that goes away. It tests to see if you were exposed to tb. When it is positive there is an indurated (raised and red) reaction bigger than a dime. It has to be read 2 days after it is done. ...Read more
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