Examen cutáneo de PPD

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El derivado proteico purificado es un antígeno (sustancia que estimula el sistema inmunológico para que elimine o combata sustancias extrañas en el cuerpo) que se inyecta bajo la piel del antebrazo. Después de un lapso de 48 a 72 horas, el lugar de la inyección es evaluado por un médico. Esta prueba cutánea ayuda a determinar si una persona estuvo infectada alguna vez por el microorganismo que causa la tuberculosis.

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  • Last Reviewed on 12/06/2011
  • David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; and Jatin M. Vyas, PhD, MD, Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Assistant in Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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