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Does someone get skin test for latent tuberculosis: why?

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Dr. Brian Novick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: It is important to

See if someone has had TB or was exposed to it.
.Or had the BCG vaccine(not used in usa).A positive test means you have developed an immune response to the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (tb).

In brief: It is important to

See if someone has had TB or was exposed to it.
.Or had the BCG vaccine(not used in usa).A positive test means you have developed an immune response to the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (tb).
Dr. Brian Novick
Dr. Brian Novick
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