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Mantoux test positive?

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Dr. Joseph Ortiz
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Work up needed

At the very least it may suggest that you have been exposed to tuberculosis.
You should visit with your doctor to have questions asked about whether or not you have TB symptoms to suggest infection such as do you have a cough? Unexplained night sweats? Unexplained weight loss, fevers or chills and fatigue? You also need to have a chest x ray performed - since organism is usually inhaled.

In brief: Work up needed

At the very least it may suggest that you have been exposed to tuberculosis.
You should visit with your doctor to have questions asked about whether or not you have TB symptoms to suggest infection such as do you have a cough? Unexplained night sweats? Unexplained weight loss, fevers or chills and fatigue? You also need to have a chest x ray performed - since organism is usually inhaled.
Dr. Joseph Ortiz
Dr. Joseph Ortiz
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Depends . . .

Positive mantoux tuberculin skin test (also known as PPD or purified protein derivative) is determined by diameter of induration, not erythema, as well as risk of infection.
Chat w/your provider to discuss your next step as well as options. Check out http://www.Cdc.Gov/tb/publications/factsheets/testing/skintesting.Htm.

In brief: Depends . . .

Positive mantoux tuberculin skin test (also known as PPD or purified protein derivative) is determined by diameter of induration, not erythema, as well as risk of infection.
Chat w/your provider to discuss your next step as well as options. Check out http://www.Cdc.Gov/tb/publications/factsheets/testing/skintesting.Htm.
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin
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