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Suggest treatment for a positive PPD with headache

hi

i have a positive PPD test with 13 mm / but i was taking antibiotic: Augmantine
i have headache
i used to have brown sputum
chest x ray was normal
my sister had PPD of 25mm 6 months ago and finished the medication by now , her chest was ok , and was not open TB , it affected her eye though

what shall i do
Mon, 23 Mar 2015
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PPD 13mm is though positive...but depends on your residence. If you are living in india, then around 40% of people have it positive but may not have disease..so, in india, other investigations are required before starting the treatment for TB. Otherwise at other places it can be started directly..
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Suggest treatment for a positive PPD with headache

PPD 13mm is though positive...but depends on your residence. If you are living in india, then around 40% of people have it positive but may not have disease..so, in india, other investigations are required before starting the treatment for TB. Otherwise at other places it can be started directly..