What is TB Skin Test (PPD)?

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TB skin tests, also known as PPD (Purified Protein Derivative) and Mantoux, are used to screen for a exposure to TB. It may be done yearly in high-risk groups - those with weakened immune systems or those who work or live around others in high-risk groups.

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Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with TB Skin Test (PPD)

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1 patient evaluation for TB Skin Test (PPD)

Feb 10, 2009 (Started Sep 16, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

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