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Conducted mantoux test, injection area looks like red bump. Does this mean TB positive ?

i have conduct a mantoux test last 3 days. After i get injected, i hardly press the injection area. Now after 3 days, the injection area look like having a red bump. Does this mean i might be positive TB? Or maybe because i hardly press the injection area can cause the injection area having a red bump? Because as far as i know, i never having the TB symptom before. Thank you
Asked On : Mon, 22 Oct 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello and thanks for the query
Mantoux test is said to be positive if redness at the site if more than 5 mm unless it is infected. As you have described their is bump I think this could be infected. It is better to consult you treating doctor and get it confirmed. Your treating doctor can correlate it with clinical finding and get to a decision. Any delay in the treatment of TB can create problem. You can also go for TB Elisa test as a confirmatory test for TB if you has some doubt.
Hope I have answered you query.
Best Wishes
Answered: Mon, 22 Oct 2012
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welcome hwc
no only red macular area not represent that you have suffered TB.If area of red discolouration is more than 10 cm than you could have T.B.Otherwise negative.o.k
Answered: Mon, 22 Oct 2012
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