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Tb Test Side Effects
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
What are the side effects of bing given an expired tuberculosis test? The site of the injection has become red, aches and is getting a bit larger.
Should be none: Show it to the person who applied the skin test or to your doctor. A positive TB test can occur even if the test is outdated (dating of drugs and things like skin tests no more scientific than dating for foods). A positive test is NOT redness but firm swelling to the touch. If it is firm, raised and tender it may well be positive. See your doctor or health provider asap. ...Read more
What tests (beside TB test) and vaccinations are needed before starting first time remicade (infliximab) fusion for left-sided ulcerative colitis? Mmr vaccine?
Check hepatitis B: The risk of reactivation of tuberculosis and hepatitis b when taking Remicade (infliximab) obligates pre-treatment testing. Live vaccines can not be accepted while on the drug. Your doctor will no doubt be candid when discussing all the risks of "biologic treatment"--please discuss these with him before initiating this very efficacious and generally well-tolerated drug class. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It is not painful: & it is important to know the results. In the words of NIKE - "Just do it!" ...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
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