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Is it safe to get a TB skin test while pregnant?
8 doctors weighed in

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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