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How to Interpret Mantoux Test of Positive TB. NCLEX: The nurse in the outpatient…

tuberculosis - would love to have had before daughter was diagnosed with Dormant TB!!  There are more people in the US that TB and do not know it unless you demand to be tested every single year.  Get tested and get treated. That cold that you get constantly, could actually be a sign of TB.  Once our daughter was diagnosed and began treatments, the colds backed off.

Signs and symptoms of TB, Tuberculosis.I might add rusty sputum. That never ending cough might not be an allergy. Check for TB if you live in Africa, India or China.

Mantoux test. In immunocompromised 5mm or greater is considered positive (not able to pound as positive a reaction)

In immunocompromised or greater is considered positive (not able to pound as positive a reaction)

TB Skin Test - Mantoux Method

It is essential that health care professionals are able to administer the TB (Tuberculosis) skin test according to proper protocol.

CDC - Mantoux Tuberculin Skin Testing Facilitator Guide

CDC - Mold - General Information: Facts about Stachybotrys chartarum and Other Molds

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A positive TB skin test means that one has been exposed to TB germs. But it can be false positive due to factors such as BCG vaccination or gets TB tests regularly.

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Tuberculin Skin Test (also known as Mantoux Test, PPD Test or Mendel-Mantoux Test or Pirquet test) i

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