Impact Of BCG Immunization In Children With Positive Mantoux Test Results?

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Hi Dwi Agus .. Thank you for the question given.


The Mantoux test is a useful test to determine whether there is exposure to TB germs in the body. The Mantoux test is said to be positive if there is a lump in the area of ​​approximately 10 mm in size. Although the Mantoux test is one of the signs of TB germs in the body, a false positive result can occur, for example in the following circumstances: just underwent BCG immunization, wrong injection technique, wrong interpretation.


If the results of the Mantoux test are positive and your child has not been immunized against BCG, then there is no need to immunize BCG, but rather focus on the process of treating TB in children. The child's body will form antibodies on its own after the child is cured. It is better if you have your child checked by a pediatrician. The doctor will perform a direct physical examination, which can be supported by X-rays, and an interview about the course of the child's illness.


The good thing you need to do: give breast milk to children, you can give multivitamins to increase the child's immune system, avoid giving drugs without doctor's advice.


May be useful


dr. Iriyanti

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