The TST is a simple and safe test and side effects are uncommon. The side effects are mainly related to the size of the reaction and include swelling, redness and itchiness that may take a few weeks to clear.Very strong reactions are uncommon but may result in a painful swelling of several centimetres in size, blistering or ulceration. This will heal with almost no scarring. The effects of the TST are localised to the site and more general reactions are extremely rare.
What are the possible side effects?
By Dr. Karishma Shinde|2022-12-07T06:22:35+00:00October 22nd, 2022|Tuberculin skin test:|
About the Author: Dr. Karishma Shinde
Dr. Karishma Shinde, B.H.M.S (MUHS Nashik) PGD, EMS (RHC Pune and the Director of Sunrise diagnostics Centre along with her team works with a vision of rendering care for the happiness of humankind and freedom from illness.