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I had bcg. What do I do in us when TB test is positive?
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: BCG
Within 3 yrs after receiving BCG most individuals do not have false positive skin tests for tb.
If one has a positive PPD skin test, the overwhelming probability is that they have inactive tuberculosis.

In brief: BCG
Within 3 yrs after receiving BCG most individuals do not have false positive skin tests for tb.
If one has a positive PPD skin test, the overwhelming probability is that they have inactive tuberculosis.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
A chest radiograph is also recommended. The size of the skin test induration should be interpreted with reference to possible risk factors for TB. A plan for prophylaxis or treatment will be recommended based on additional information. A blood test is also available and should be discussed with your physician.
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