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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Clinical signs together with positive PPD test, the presence of previous or active TB lesions on pulmonary X-ray, confirmed extrapulmonary TB (by microscopy or M.
With the PPD test, if you're vaccinated, you will test positive for the disease, and you can't tell if you've been vaccinated or you have the disease.
Based on our study, the ESR and PPD tests were beneficial in predicting pulmonary tuberculosis.
The PPD test can be reliably used in individuals who received BCG as infants.
Patients with known or suspected tuberculosis and chronic otitis should be evaluated for TOM by an ear examination, PPD test, and chest films.
The dissenting judge stressed that Nurse Betsy Sykora noted that the PPD test previously ordered by Dr.
tuberculosis, instead, it indicates that, for the anergic person, the PPD test results may not be useful in judging the likelihood of infection with M.
The earlier negative PPD test could have been incorrectly read, or she could have been exposed and seroconverted after the initial test.
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 variable reaction after BCG vaccination, along with the desire to detect all cases of TB, has led to recommendations that all patients with a positive PPD test be treated as true positives.