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Tuberculosis Test Results

Lung Health | Last Active: May 11 10:47pm | Replies (5)

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Well, that’s unfortunate with the timing of your new job. Hopefully this doesn’t interfere with your getting the position. However if you have latent TB it is good that it’s been detected early as it is treatable.
On the previous links I provided to the CDC, there is more on the topic of latent TB and the treatments available. I’m sure your physician will guide you through this if needed.

Hope this helps clarify things for you. ☺️

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It is not uncommon to be diagnosed with latent TB without symptoms. This can happen through contact, often unknowing, with someone infected.

Infectious Disease specialists generally have a threshold number of colonies, or evidence on a chest xray of active infection before they treat with antibiotics.

My daughter was exposed working as a nurse in a jail with a large number of infected inmates, and the occupational health doc ordered antibiotics. When she later saw the ID doc he stopped the treatment because of few colonies and no symptoms.

Just something to keep in mind. PS, for 30 years my brother and I always had positive skin tests, but we're never treated -last time,we both tested negative.
Sue

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