TB CONTACT AT 9 YEARS

 
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A 9 years old girl was screened for tuberculosis as brother had open TB. Her Chest X-Ray was normal and Mantoux test was 12 mm. Child was otherwise asymptomatic.
Expert Opinion :
IGRA in this patient was negative. Since the child was otherwise asymptomatic and latent TB was not proven in this child {IGRA was negative and MT was positive which may be due to BCG}, the child was not given prophylaxis. She was followed up for next 12 months and continued to remain asymptomatic.
Answer Discussion :
S
samani omer
bubble
given INH for 6months and BCG
5 years ago
S
Shivani Randev
bubble
No, the patient can be kept under close regular follow-up
5 years ago

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