purified protein derivative of tuberculin

pu·ri·fied pro·tein de·riv·a·tive of tu·ber·cu·lin (PPD),

purified tuberculin containing the active protein fraction; the tuberculin from which it is prepared differs from tuberculin (1) chiefly in that the bacteria are grown in a synthetic rather than in a broth medium.

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Q. What exactly is PPD? I heard it is a substance in hair color and that some women are allergic to it How can I know if I’m allergic to it?

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Her previous medical history included hypothyroidism, depression, and a positive purified protein derivative of tuberculin (PPD) test for which she was medicated with isoniazid (INH).

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