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Old 05-22-2012, 04:10 PM
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Question Urgent TB, doctor report me to local health department

I had positive skin test. Right after the X-ray, the doctor told me it's negative and gave me the sealed envelop. The next day, the doctor left me a message that he re-considered and cannot rule out the possibility of TB. A few days later, I got a call from the local health department.

What should I do? Thanks for helping.
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Old 05-22-2012, 04:37 PM
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Sorry to hear about your health, and I wish you for your early recovery.

What did health department suggested ?

I found this , it might be helpful. click here
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Dont worry. Just go to the health department. They will do some blood work. Some asians/Indians have latent TB. If thats the case they will recommend you for medicines. You dont have to take them. You can also refuse. Now if you have active TB you will have to undergo treatment and hospital stay. I am pretty sure you dont have active TB since you would have a lot worse symptoms. Dont worry this will not affect your immigration paper work. Heck even HIV positive people cannot be stopped getting a GC.
Just go to the health department and unless you have active TB dont take the medicines they are know to cause liver/kidney problems. Also consult you familiy doctor regarding advise for TB medications and sideeffects. I am just writing what I had done when I had gotten the letter from health department when I was a Grad Student.
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Positive PPD = latent infection(1/3 of Indians have it)
Cxr normal = nor more testing needed - they might offer INH for 9 months if you work in health care

The doctor who did your papers overreacted - you will be fine and if needed you can send the normal X-ray report along with a repeat medical from another "qualified doctor"
Or see a pulmonary doctor and get a letter stating " he does NOT have active TB and is not an infective risk" provide this letter to the immigration doctor

Did he tell ou what he wrote in the form?
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Thank you all for your replies. I will ask for blood work to confirm.
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