Info on BCG Vaccine needed - page 3
Does anyone know if there is a resource available anywhere, that might tell me what countries routinely give the BCG vaccine? I have quite a few employees come through my door, tell me they never... Read More
Jan 17, '09Hi Cessna:
I can only speak to my own personal experience. When I was going through the US immigration processs in 1991, I too had a huge reaction to PPD, but CXR was clear.
I called several immigration Drs on the list and asked what they would do in the case of a + PPD but a negative CXR. One insisted that he would start INH; several others disagreed with treatment in the case of a negative CXR- I went with one of the Drs who recommended against treatment. That was 17 years ago, and I have been fine.
Jan 17, '09Try not to worry, Cessna. I've had a few + PPD but negative CXR.
Even if it is the worst case scenario, these meds have been around for ages, so there are not a lot of unknowns (unlike many of the other meds out there today).
I'll be thinking about you....
Jan 17, '09I am just worried because I'm scared if the hospital would kick me out if I have positive CXR. I have a son to raise.