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Is it safe to get a TB skin test while pregnant?

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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

If you have been exposed or if its for an annual surveillance for employment, there is no reason to delay.

In brief: Yes

If you have been exposed or if its for an annual surveillance for employment, there is no reason to delay.
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Safe in pregnancy

The current TB skin test using a "purifed protein derivitive" (PPD) is safe and appropriate when indicated during pregnancy.
It does not contain the specific bacteria responsible for causing tuberculosis. It would be important to diagnose and treat an infected pregnant women during the pregnancy.

In brief: Safe in pregnancy

The current TB skin test using a "purifed protein derivitive" (PPD) is safe and appropriate when indicated during pregnancy.
It does not contain the specific bacteria responsible for causing tuberculosis. It would be important to diagnose and treat an infected pregnant women during the pregnancy.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Yes

Not only safe but very useful.

In brief: Yes

Not only safe but very useful.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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