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Janis.Y.Chen
Mon 4th May '15, 5:29pm
A 54-year-old man who immigrated to the United States from Ethiopia 3 years ago presents for routine care. He has no physical complaints and no significant medical history.


A recent screening test for HIV antibody was negative. A tuberculin skin test, placed 48 hours ago, now has 12 mm of induration. The patient received vaccination with bacille Calmette-Guérin at birth.




What is the best next step for this patient?





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