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ObGyn Diagnosis of Tuberculosis in Pregnancy!

Hi everyone...can someone tell me what is the best inital test and best diagnostic test in a pregnant women with TB?

Different books give different answers...like some say that u can use Xrays while others say just to do a skin test and sputum culture. Can someone please help?
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Ok you do ppd to detect..if its positive then you do chest x ray....if chest x ray is negative you just do a one drug tx...if its positive u do a 4 drug txt for 6...you can d/c 2 in 2 months
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yes,, kaisMD is right! CXR is not of any danger for the baby! you can go ahead with the regular protocol.
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