What does PPD stand for in medical terms?

What does it mean when hospitals, doctors, or medical documents are referring to PPD?

PPD stands for:

Purified Protein Derivative

Purified Protein Derivative (PPD) is a skin test for tuberculosis.

Note that sometimes abbreviations and acronyms have several meanings. PPD may mean something different in your context.

If you have any questions or concerns about anything regarding your health and treatment, you should talk to your doctor.

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