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Dr. Martin raff,why I can not take PPD test? Tb heal 10 yrs ago and qtf-gold positive last week

Dr. Martin raff,why I can not take PPD test? Tb heal 10 yrs ago and qtf-gold positive last week

PPD: You have living tubercle bacilli in your body and they will aways be there. Not only is there then no value to the PPD (it will be positive due to similar factors that make the quantiferon positive), but you are at risk of having a very severe reaction to the PPD and losing tissue in the area in which the PPD is placed. Please do not do this. Unnecessary and dangerous. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Based upon examiner in travon martin case, once a shot had been in the heart, can a person have ability to move?

Based upon examiner in travon martin case, once a shot had been in the heart, can a person have ability to move?

When dying....: I am not sure why you are asking this question. But, if the person is alive and has no brain or spine injury then yes, of course they are able to still have movement. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin raff, do I need treatmen for TB again? Is it safe to get pregnant again with qtf positive. Tb was recovered ten yrs ago

Dr. Martin raff, do I need treatmen for TB again? Is it safe to get pregnant again with qtf positive. Tb was recovered ten yrs ago

You need to have: Active infection ruled out. If your chest cray is normal and you have no symptoms then you do not have tb. If you have a productive cough you need sputum cultures. Ig you do not have TB it is safe to get pregnant even with this positive test. ...Read more

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Urgent! Dr. Martin r, TB heal 10yrs, last wk qtf-g+, nil0.13 iu/ml, mitogen-nil\u0026gt;10, tb-nil 4.3, active tb? Gamma globulin2.2, unshapen stool

TB: Active tuberculosis is characterized by fever, night sweats, chills, weight loss and dysfunction or inflammatory changes in the area of the body affected. You seem to be fixated on the possibility that you have this and it is very unlikely. If you continue to be otc about this either go and see a doctor or perhaps a psychiatrist or psychologist. Good luck. It is very doubtful you have active tb. ...Read more

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Dr martin r. If I get preganant now, will baby be infected tb? Tb heal 10 yr ago, qtf positive now. Medicine for decrease TSH will make TB reactive?

TB: No. It is not likely, although not impossible that a fetus could be infected with mycobacterium tuberculosis. Medication to treat hypothyroidism (thyroxine) will not cause reactivation of latent tb. You should be just fine. Make sure you tell your obstetrician that you are quantiferon positive but have been previously treated. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin raff, TB 10yrs ago,miscarriage 13th wk last yr. Any relations between them?qtf positive last wk,tsh4.69. What to do for next safe pregnancy?

Dr. Martin raff, TB 10yrs ago,miscarriage 13th wk last yr. Any relations between them?qtf positive last wk,tsh4.69. What to do for next safe pregnancy?

Get treatment: Hypothyroidism (low thyroid levels, which you have) is associated with miscarriage. That should be treated before you try again. Also, they will probably test you to be sure there is no active tb. If so, you need to be treated before getting pregnant again as the treatment can be harmful to an embryo/fetus. Ask y our doctor for more info. ...Read more

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Dr martin raff,i had PPD test last year for immigration request. Not sure PPD or tst?they inject into skin. Place on my hand red. Make TB reactive?

Dr martin raff,i had PPD test last year for immigration request. Not sure PPD or tst?they inject into skin. Place on my hand red. Make TB reactive?

PPD (TB skin test): The skin reaction to the PPD Mantoux skin test needs to be a certain size for it to be considered reactive. The cutoffs vary depending on the rest of your medical history. Always request that the person who reads your TB skin test document their findings, with the date it was planted, the date it was read, and the size of induration (if any). ...Read more

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Hi, I have just been told I have cubital tunnel syndrome in my right elbow and would like to know more about treating it please? Nicola

Hi, I have just been told I have cubital tunnel syndrome in my right elbow and would like to know more about treating it please? Nicola

OTC anti-inflamitory: The treatment for cubital tunnel syndrome is aimed in reducing and alleviating the presenting symptoms. Here are the following interventions for cubital tunnel syndrome:

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

These can help in alleviating the pain and inflammation that took place in the affected area

Avoidance of trauma to the "funny bone" area where he ulnar nerve is. ...Read more

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Symptoms of roger mortis?

Symptoms of roger mortis?

Rigor Mortis: Is one sign of death, caused by chemical changes in muscles after death, causing stiffness. It starts 3-4 hours after death, reaches maximum after 12 hours, & gradually dissipates after 2-3 days after death. ...Read more

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What is main cases for headek?

What is main cases for headek?

Headache in Young: I believe the most common causes of headaches in young men are eye strain and caffeine withdrawal in someone who ingests caffeine regularly and suddenly misses their regular caffeine. It can also be a symptom of being fatigued or having a minor viral illness. ...Read more

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What is the main part in body?

What is the main part in body?

The body is like an: Orchestra, all the parts work in concert. At some point in history the heart was seen to be the main part, at others the brain was viewed this way. Many organs are duplicated in case we loose one, e.g., the eyes, ears, kidneys, etc. Philosophically, the human will, choice, spirit, can be seen as the main part. Your value system will determine it for you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are the main nerves in the body?

What are the main nerves in the body?

Many nerves: The brain and spinal cord could be considered "main nerves" but there are also hundreds of other nerves throughout the rest of the body. You may want to look at these websites for an overview of some of the nerves:

http://goo. Gl/muicxq

http://www. Innerbody. Com/image/nervov. Html. ...Read more

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Will the markings stay on me forever?

Will the markings stay on me forever?

Fade with time: Skin marks should be carefully preserved and not washed unless instructed to do so. These markings will fade over time but you will receive permanent tattoos that are small and freckle-like. These will not wash away. ...Read more

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Help? I believe I have martyr syndrome?

The issue is that if: You act like a martyr then you are obtaining gratification from it. People are usually resistant to changing behavior if there is some payoff for retaining the behavior. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the main symptoms of ed?

Can you tell me the main symptoms of ed?

2 part definition: There are two parts to the definition of erectile dysfunction. First is the inability to obtain & maintain an erection adequate for sexual activity. Second, and equally important, is that this inability causes distress. If you're not bothered, then you don't have ed. ...Read more

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How can I stop using a drugs like morvin?

How can I stop using a drugs like morvin?

There is no drug: Named morvin. Do you mean morphine? If you have an opiate addiction you should get help from a rehabilitation facility. Call a hot line or social service agency for local recommendations. ...Read more

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Are martinis as bad as other mixed drinks?

Are martinis as bad as other mixed drinks?

Alcohol is alcohol: Alcohol is not bad, it is toxic. The form of alcohol does not make it any more or less toxic. ...Read more

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What are the main categories of bad vision?

What are the main categories of bad vision?

Refractive, patholog: Most bad vision is due to uncorrected need for eyeglasses. But vision can be impaired by inherited, infectious, traumatic and disease related changes in the eyes. Your ophthalmologist can sort this out for you. ...Read more

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What is the main cause for vision field loss?

What is the main cause for vision field loss?

Multiple causes: More common one. Age related macular degeneration. Optic neuropathy These cause central cuts. Peripheral cuts. Glaucoma. Retinal detachment ...Read more

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What are the main causes of cotard's syndrome?

What are the main causes of cotard's syndrome?

Hypothesis: This syndrome is also called "walking dead" because those suffering from it deny they exist; or sometimes that parts of their body are real. Cause is believed to be malfunction in 2 parts of the brain: fusiform gyrus (recognizes faces) & amygdala (processes your emotions. When these 2 areas go haywire and a person cannot recognize what should be familiar faces, holding on to reality is tough. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of fainting in adults?

What are the main causes of fainting in adults?

Drop blood pressure: In general fainting is caused by a drop in blood flow to the brain. This can be caused by a number of reasons. It can be caused by a sudden drop in heart rate, an erratic ineffective heart rate., drop in blood pressure caused by ineffective constriction of veins that sometimes is caused caused by dehydration or sudden standing. These are just some of the causes. ...Read more

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What is main hazards and solutions in care home?

What is main hazards and solutions in care home?

Greed and mean sprit: Most of the ' care homes ' provide remarkable service to the residents, how ever due in spite of tight gov. Controls few greedy owners, mean spirited employes, occasion harm will happen, solution need a commission not few lines on this form. ...Read more

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What is the main causes for basketball injuries?

What is the main causes for basketball injuries?

Ankle and knee: By far the most common injuries for basketball players are lower extremity injuries such as foot, ankle or knees. These injuries in general can be caused by the physical contact related to basketball, especially when against other people. ...Read more