PPD test

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Mantoux or PPD test

Other names for a tuberculin skin test. PPD stands for purified protein derivative.
Mentioned in: Tuberculin Skin Test
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Kirksekizinci saatte yapilan paterji testi degerlendirmesi sonucu hastalarimizin hepsinde negatif oldugu halde PPD test sonuclari kontrol grubuna gore daha yuksek olarak bulundu ve PPD testi pozitifliginin paterji reaksiyonuna bagli olamayacagi dusunuldu.
Our findings underscore the importance of maintaining a high degree of clinical suspicion of tuberculosis in patients with chronic otitis media, particularly those whose PPD test is positive.
Among criticisms of the proposed Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standard (10), perhaps the most compelling is the reliance of a $250 million program on the PPD test.
The booster phenomenon confounds the interpretation of the PPD test, complicating TB control programs (12).
Two of our patients did have PPD tests during diagnostic workup; results were negative.