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Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Screening after preventive treatment
I had a positive PPD (Tuberculosis skin test) when I was 18, but I think I was exposed when I was much younger. I have had chest x-rays done and everything is fine. Then, last year I did the INH prophylaxis treatment. Am I still supposed to have screening done? Can I get another skin test done? Thanks!
You should not have another TB skin test done. If you are ever exposed to TB again in the future, or if you become a health-care worker, you may be asked to have your chest x-ray repeated later.
Lisa A Haglund, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati