How To Interpret The Results Of Mantoux Test In Children Aged 3 Years?
I want to ask, it was around 2:00 p.m. my child was 3 years old and was only at rest in Mantouk, when I just injected there was a lump, but how come it’s gone now, is that okay? Thank you in advance .
Hello, Ms. Rusti Yuliani. Thank you for the questions submitted to HealthReplies.com We can understand the concern you feel.
The Mantoux test (tuberculin test) is a supporting examination that helps establish the diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) in children, especially if there is a history of contact with TB patients. Positive results on this examination showed the presence of TB infection, although this could not distinguish the presence or absence of TB pain in children. Negative results on the Mantoux test do not necessarily exclude the diagnosis of TB.
The injection at the Mantoux examination is aimed under the surface of the skin. The appearance of a 6-10 mm lump at the injection site indicates that the procedure was carried out correctly. The doctor can mark the initial border around the lump using a marker and record the time and location of the sounding in the medical record. Evaluation of the results of examinations is carried out within 48-72 hours after injection. In children who have no disorders of the immune system, positive results are stated if a lump with a diameter of 10 mm or more is formed.
Have your lumps been confirmed by the doctor? We suggest that you consult directly with your doctor or pediatrician. The doctor will carry out a physical examination to assess the results of the examination by considering the marking of a lump or the location of the injection in the medical record.
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