PPD Positive induration thresholds

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PPD Positive induration thresholds
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2013-03-06 17:24:42
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Dr. Gillis TB
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  1. HIV positive
    >5 mm
  2. organ transplant
    <5 mm
  3. immunosuppressed or taking steroid therapy
    >5 mm
  4. close contact with a person who has active TB
    > 5 mm
  5. changes on a chest x-ray consistent with past TB
    >5 mm
  6. negative test in the past 2 years
    >10 mm
  7. DM, slicosis, hematologic disorders, chronic renal failure, gastrectomy or jejunoileal bypas, significant weight loss
    >10 mm
  8. health care workers
    >10 mm
  9. injection drug users
    >10 mm
  10. immigrants who moved in past 5 years from a country with a high TB rate
    >10 mm
  11. children under 4 yo or exposed to high-risk adults
    >10 mm
  12. students or employees in prisons, nursing homes, homeless shelters, mycobacteriology labs
    >10 mm
  13. low risk for TB
    >15 mm

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