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Does positive mantoux test result indicate eye Tb?

initially i've eye redness in my right eye. i undergo a mantoux test to check whether the redness of eye has something to do with tb. if the result of mantoux test is positive, can i be diagnose having eye tb? for your informaton, i'm 31 years old female with 72kg and 158cm without history of serious illness.
Mon, 4 Aug 2014
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positive mantouxtest does not indicate location of infection. it can only give antigen reaction to active foci. similar way phlectenular kerato conjunctivitis react to active TB in body. in that case we recommend montouxtest.
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