Board Review Questions of the Week – Immunocompromised Child

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This week’s case-based question:


A 5-year-old boy infected with HIV is required to have a tuberculin skin test prior to entering kindergarten. His test result shows an induration of 8 mm.

How should this result be interpreted, and what should the next step be?

Answer Options

negative; no further evaluation needed
equivocal; start isoniazid
positive; start multidrug treatment
positive; perform a chest x-ray

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