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Who what is positive ppd

Who what is positive ppd

Exposure: It is a sign that you have been exposed to tuberculosis, that you carry the germs for TB in either active or dormant form. Exposure can be recent or very old. People who had vaccination for TB can have a positive PPD in the first few years after receiving the vaccine. ...Read more

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Positive Ppd (Definition)

Ppd stands for purified protein derivitive and is from the bacteria found in tb. A small quantity is placed in the layers of your skin and if swelling develops in that area over the proceeding 72 hrs this could indicate that you have been exposed to tb. A positive depends on the size and risk factors that one has for exposure to tb. If not high risk and healthy it needs to be > ...Read more


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Signs of a positive ppd?

Signs of a positive ppd?

See below: Swelling at the test site. The amount of swelling needs to be measured, and assessed by a qualified provider or their staff. ...Read more

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What's done for a positive PPD test?

Depends: That depends on your age, other health conditions, and whether you recently went from having a negative PPD to a positive one. In some cases, we treat with a 9 month course of isoniazid, or a shorter course of Isoniazid and rifapentine, to eliminate the latent bacteria. ...Read more

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What does a positive PPD test feel like?

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

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What can cause a positive PPD test reading?

Mycobacteria: Tuberculosis and other members of the same family, some less severe. There are also "positives" that aren't true in duration - like an allergic reaction at the site within minutes of ppd placement. ...Read more

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What is a positive PPD supposed to feel like?

.?feel: Positive PPD reaction is manifested by skin induration not associated with pain or itching. ...Read more

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What does a positive PPD test look or feel like?

What does a positive PPD test look or feel like?

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

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How long does it take for positive PPD to go away?

TUBERCULIN POSITIVE:: If read positive, it can take about a week afterwards to diminish slowly. Sometimes it can cause a blister when there is strong positive result, can have a thin scab or dry skin with some itching. ...Read more

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What should I do if I just got a positive PPD reading?

Call your doc: You have not indicated who or where you were tested. If you are indeed positive you need to get in with your primary care doc and proceed with additional testing and treatment. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: positive ppd?

See below: Ppd stands for purified protein derivitive and is from the bacteria found in tb. A small quantity is placed in the layers of your skin and if swelling develops in that area over the proceeding 72 hrs this could indicate that you have been exposed to tb. A positive depends on the size and risk factors that one has for exposure to tb. If not high risk and healthy it needs to be > 15 mm in size. ...Read more

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Positive PPD reading if red?

Agree w Dr. Khanna: See: http://www.cdc.gov/tb/publications/Posters/images/Mantoux_wallchart.PDF

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What does a positive PPD look like photos?

What does a positive PPD look like photos?

See image: A reaction of 15 mm or greater in a generally healthy person with a normal immune system without risk factors is considered a positive reaction. ...Read more

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If someone has a positive PPD test and is awaiting to?Do the ?X-ray? Should they be?Be isolated?

If someone has a positive PPD test and is awaiting to?Do the ?X-ray? Should they be?Be isolated?

Difficult to spread: Tb is a very slow growing germ that is unlikely to spread unless the person has a persistent cough, bloody sputum or other signs of active disease. Those with asymptomatic conversion of a PPD are unlikely to spread it casually. Intimate contact for extended periods may spread it so households of a positive case are often screened in the process. ...Read more

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Is it posible that the cause of positive PPD is beacuse of bcg?

Doubtful: In the us, we tend to ignore the bcg status when interpreting the PPD skin test. There are many reasons for this, and one is that the effect (on the skin test) of the bcg tends to be small, and the degree of reaction we look for on the PPD is usually large (depending on your other risk factors for exposure and for active TB if you are exposed). ...Read more

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Can a flu shot be given with a positive ppd test?

Can a flu shot be given with a positive ppd test?

Yes: There is really no reason not to get a flu shot even among egg-allergic patients. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for a positive PPD skin test?

Tuberculosis: Ppd (purified protein derivative) is a test for exposure to tuberculosis. If you have a postive test, you have been exposed and your body is making antibodies. If your exposure was through a vaccine (called bcg) treatment might not be necassary. More likely, a chest xray will be ordered. If that shows evidence of disease, then several drugs will be given over several months to cure it. ...Read more

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Incidence of false false positive PPD in lupus patients?

Incidence of false false positive PPD in lupus patients?

Zero: Lupus does not cause falsely positive ppds. If the PPD is positive, have a quantiferon gold test for tb. This is more accurate. ...Read more

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If I have a positive PPD test but show no symptoms or anything of TB am I contagious to others? Or is only active TB disease contagious

If I have a positive PPD test but show no symptoms or anything of TB am I contagious to others? Or is only active TB disease contagious

Only active TB: A Positive PPD just means that you have been exposed to Tuberculosis. This is not always indicative of active disease. We considered active disease when the TB infection is in your lungs which causes severe cough, coughing up blood, night sweats, etc. Your doctor should order a chest xray to go along with your +PPD reading. This will insure that you are free from active disease. ...Read more

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How long is a chest X-ray for a positive PPD good for?

As long as you like: The procedure of yearly cxrs in PPD positive workers is archaic since if reactivation occurs, so will symptoms. It is a needless risk of radiation. Although if never done, a base line cxrs is reasonable. ...Read more

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Ppd (Definition)

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