Interpretation of PPD Testing in health care workers

• follow guidelines 1-3

• facilities with a high prevalence of tuberculosis patients may consider induration 10 mm in individuals without other risk factors as a positive reaction

• recent conversion is an increase in induration of 10 mm in a two-year period in high-prevalence facilities, 15 mm in low-prevalence facilities

F. Tuberculosis is often the initial manifestation of HIV infection; therefore, serologic testing for HIV is recommended in all tuberculosis patients.

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