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What does positive mantoux test in a child indicate?

hi doctor i am jansi samuel,my child is 2 year old she is not gaining her weight for passed 1 year, i took many step but in vain, now i tested her mantoux test and it shows positive so please do say me what type of problem she is undergoing and what is the treatment?
Tue, 14 May 2019
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Hello,

Mantoux is a test for screening for tuberculosis. Your doctor should recommend further tests and treatment.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Gjustina Loloci, Allergist and Immunologist
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What does positive mantoux test in a child indicate?

Hello, Mantoux is a test for screening for tuberculosis. Your doctor should recommend further tests and treatment. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr Gjustina Loloci, Allergist and Immunologist