mantoux is done to identify tuberculosis infection in body and skin
it is bacterial infection
cancer does not respond to mantoux test
it has no relation to it
ya,it is possible to have negative mantoux test due to low immunity
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A Mantoux Test is done to ascertain the person's reactivity to Tubercular antigens. If a person's cell mediated immunity is compromised he/she may not show a proper reaction. There are many causes for such a reaction, one such being a patient of Cancer on anti-cancer medication.
Answered: Thu, 9 Jun 2011
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