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Can DPT booster done at the same time affect TB test so that it is interpreted as false positive? In addition, TB test site bled right after injection

Can DPT booster done at the same time affect TB test so that it is interpreted as false positive? In addition, TB test site bled right after injection

PPD: First- DTP injection does not affect the response to TB test second- TB test is placed intra dermally - which means no bleeding at injection site. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Lindquist
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Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection (Definition)

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


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Where can I go get a 2 step TB shot at?

Medical office: A 2 step TB test is very common and can be done for you at most primary care offices or internists offices, etc. ...Read more

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Can i wet the area where i got the TB shot?

Water on TB site?: I am not aware of any contraindication to getting the area wet where someone received a recent TB shot. ...Read more

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What is the recommended frequency for a TB shot?

None: Do you mean a TB skin test? If so there's no recommended frequency. If you're a healthcare worker or someone who could potentially be exposed to tuberculosis then annually or after a possible exposure. If you're referring to a tetanus shot then every 10 years is fine for most people. ...Read more

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What is a TB shot suppose look like after three days?

TB Testing: If it is negative there should be nearly nothing left over after the injection. If there is any raised redness then your physician will know what to do next. ...Read more

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What to do if I have to get a TB shot and i need to know how bad it hurts?

Slight pain: The TB test (PPD) is administered just under the skin (intradermal) so the needle is not inserted deep into the skin. A very small needle is used for this test and it will be over before you even know it. Use of distraction techniques while being injected might help relieve the discomfort or anxiety associated with this mildly painful procedure. ...Read more

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What happens during a TB test? I know that you get a shot, but what happens afterwards?

What happens during a TB test? I know that you get a shot, but what happens afterwards?

It depends: There are 2 types of tests used to "screen" people for tb. The skin test involves an injection which leaves a small bump under the skin. Your provider will then wait 48 to 72 hours later to "read" the result. The injection may lead to swelling or redness which the provider will interpret & measure. Not all skin changes mean the TB test is positive. A routine blood test for TB is also available. ...Read more

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What're some reactions of two step TB shots?

There is Positive/ne: The only reaction to two step PPD is if the teas is positive we do two step in individuals with TB first test may be negative but it stimulates or bbost bodys ability to react in future tests. Only reactions are allergic reaction which shows as redness only and no induration.Positive test has induration and it is measured in mms to be interpreted. ...Read more

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What are abnormal reactions of two step TB shots?

What are abnormal reactions of two step TB shots?

See below: I believe you mean the 2 step TB screening. The side effects are minimal soreness at the test site. ...Read more

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Can you give me more info on a reaction to TB shot skin test?

Contact with TB: The test material has proteins from cultures of TB bacteria. Reactions are usually read at 48 hours. If positive, there is going to be redness and swelling, with 10mm usually accepted as clearly positive. Positive reactions are due to contact with TB bacteria or vaccination with BCG. Many factors can affect the size of the reaction. ...Read more

Dr. Klaus D Lessnau
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Tuberculosis (Definition)

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