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07-13-2018, 08:33 AM   #1
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Latent tuberculosis while on aza

Prior to azathioprine exposure my Mantoux test was negative.
Today , two years after I am positive tested.
Has anyone experienced same situation and how has dealt with it ?
It's so overwhelming
07-13-2018, 10:05 AM   #2
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Latent tb
Needs to be treated by infectious disease doctor
They do a chest X-ray
Then isoniazid daily for 9 months
Simple as that
The isoniazid treats the latent tb
So at the end of 9 months no longer an issue
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07-13-2018, 10:53 AM   #3
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Thank you so much for the reply.
Is it possible to stay on azathioprine for my Crohn's while taking isoniazid ?
I was just about to switch to biologics.
G.i. told me to continue aza , until next week and wait for the quantifieron results.
07-13-2018, 11:15 AM   #4
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You can have false positives
So that is why they are waiting on the blood test
Most start biolgics after 1-2 months on isoniazid
Woth 8 weeks off biolgics as optimum time frame per the literature

Not sure on Aza ...
07-13-2018, 11:29 AM   #5
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Million thanks
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