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What Does A Negative Tb Test Injection Look
Doc: Either your blood test igra is negative or your skin testing does not show any "bump". This should always be checked by a professional since even health care workers report false results. Best to check with a doc and not pa or np or nurse. ...Read more
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
TB Tests: I bet you could google image that question. A positive reaction is read after 48 hours from the test. It would be a raised redness greater than 5 mm in circumference. ...Read more
Chest X ray: It is possible to have active TB with very little symptoms especially early on. However, it is more than likely that you carry the germ for TB in a dormant form, this is called latent tb. No symptoms are expected with latent tb. ...Read more
Infection with Tb: When someone is infected with tuberculosis (TB) germs, the body develops a protective response against them. The TB skin test is a test of the body's response to tb, not the germs themselves. One can have an active infection where they are coughing out TB germs and are a risk to spread tb. Or the body may have had the infection long ago and controlled it so there is no risk now of spread. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is important: is what it feels like - not how it looks. Induration is palpated & measured. Treatment (such as INH) is determined once it is established where this is latent or active TB and the type. ...Read more
Positive PPD test: A positive TB test should look like hard, raised bump with size >5to15 mm depending of the risk category you are in. It should be read in between 48 to72 hours. It is the hardness and not redness which is read. Thanks. ...Read more
Firmness: The diameter of the circle of hardened skin at the site of the PPD is measured, and depending upon who you are, what underlying diseases you may have, what medications you are taking, it is read in 48 hrs. Do not measure the area of redness, only the area of firmness (induration). Otherwise there are seldom other symptoms. ...Read more
See below: If your PPD is positive 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
Depends: Who are you, what underlying conditions do you have. Generally, for a normal non-hiv adult, a one centimeter area of induration (hardness of the underlying tissues) is considered positive. Do not count areas of redness. If positive it means you have living mycobacteria somewhere in your body, although these can remain inactive the rest of your life. ...Read more
Herpes antibody?: Probably you mean herpes antibody, not antibiotic. Antibodies are proteins that the immune system produces to help fight infection. A positive test for antibodies to herpes simplex virus (HSV), the cause of herpes infections, mean you are infected with HSV. The standard tests look for antibodies to HSV1, the cause of oral herpes, and HSV2, the usual cause of genital herpes. ...Read more
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Quite possibly: You can actually be contagious for up to months after infection. Bummer. ...Read more
Chest Xray And-----: If PPD(Mantoux) test is positive.We will order Chest Xray if it is positive.Next step is to get a specimen of sputum for culture&sensitivity and start the patient on Antibiotics.If chest xray is negative.And there are no signs and symptoms suggesting TB in other organs like Lymph Nodes,Bones or Kidneys etc.We recommend patient take INH as a preventive treatment for6months to kill dormant bacteria ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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