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False-Positive PPD test....negative chest xray...is antiobiotic required?

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by 2015RN2b 2015RN2b (Member)

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As part of the nursing student testing protocol, I had 2 PPD tests performed. They both came back false positive. Then had chest xray done and it came back positive - THANKFULLY!!! My PCP prescribed me the 9 month antibiotic but I got a reaction to it and had to be taken off of it after 2 days and a visit to the ER. I have now been referred to an infectious disease doctor to see if another course of treatment is required. I am not sure what to do and frankly tired of taking time off from work, scheduling appointments and paying copays around this whole dilemna. Has anyone else experienced this?

I have an appointment next week with the infectious disease doctor because I don't want the school to hold anything against me to start in January. I have waited too long and worked too hard to not start in a few weeks. :(

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Dumb questions here - why did they say your PPD's were false +? And why are you thankful to have a CXR showing evidence of TB?

Why was INH stopped?

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missnurse01 has 18 years experience.

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i was thinking the same thing...

OP- your school may not allow you to start until your treatment is finished. I would check with them, and give them info on when you would be allowed to enter a healthcare facility from what the ID doc says

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traumaRUs has 27 years experience as a MSN, APRN and works as a Asst Community Manager @ allnurses.

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Per our terms of service, we cant provide medical advice. Your post is confusing as you state in the title your cxr was negative but then in the post state it was positive. Please discuss this with your provider.

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