Positive Mantoux and Remicade

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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 7/19/2008 6:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I am new to this forum.
My GI is considering putting me on Remicade. I had various tests done the other day, including a Mantoux.
Well, it turned out to be positive, which means my body is harbouring latent TB bacteria. I will have to undergo a nine month drug course to get rid of it. This also definitely confirms that my immune system is weakened. My question is, will I still be able to start Remicade ? Has this happened to anyone else ?

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   Posted 7/19/2008 11:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Skylar, just wanted to welcome you to HW. I am sorry I don't have any suggestions or advise for you regarding your post. Just wanted to say hi and good luck.

  • 41 yr old farmwife!! and mom of boys 11 and 9
  • resection surgery Feb. 2008
  • Pentasa, Entocort (when needed), citalopram,probiotic

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   Posted 7/20/2008 6:34 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't kn ow the answer to that but I'm sure someone will be along soon who does, but I just wanted to say welcome!
Keep us posted,


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   Posted 7/20/2008 8:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I dont know the answer either, but wanted to welcome you to HW and I hope someone comes along soon to help. Jo
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