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skin test

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A test for detecting an allergy or infectious disease, performed by means of a patch test, scratch test, or intracutaneous injection of an allergen or extract of the disease-causing organism.

skin test

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(Medicine) med any test to determine immunity to a disease or hypersensitivity by introducing a small amount of the test substance beneath the skin or rubbing it into a fresh scratch. See scratch test

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a medical test in which a substance is introduced into the skin, as for the detection of an antibody reaction to an infectious disease.
[1925–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.skin test - any test to determine immunity or sensitivity to a disease by introducing small amounts on or into the skin
diagnostic assay, diagnostic test - an assay conducted for diagnostic purposes
Dick test - a skin test to determine your susceptibility to scarlet fever
patch test - a test to determine allergic sensitivity by applying small pads soaked with allergen to the unbroken skin
Schick test - a skin test for immunity to diphtheria
scratch test - a test to determine allergic sensitivity to various substances by applying them to scratches in the skin
tuberculin skin test, tuberculin test - a skin test to determine past or present infection with the tuberculosis bacterium; based on hypersensitivity of the skin to tuberculin
intradermal test, subcutaneous test - a form of skin test in which the suspected allergen is injected into the skin
Translations

skin test

nprova di reazione cutanea
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In 50 healthy Peruvian shantytown residents, zinc cream applied to tuberculosis skin-test sites caused a 32% increase in induration compared with placebo cream.
Anergy skin testing assesses the responses to skin-test antigens to which a cell-mediated, delayed-type hypersensitivity (DTH) response is expected.
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Bloom confirms in the June 16 New England Journal of Medicine that MDR TB spreads more easily "The premise of the whole [TB] policy -- which I agreed with up till now -- is that if someone does become skin-test positive, you can then treat it with one drug.
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Dilutions of the standardized skin-test extract were prepared in a 1/20 weight per volume (w/v) ragweed concentrate in phenolated saline.
His chest x-ray showed an abnormality, and his tuberculin skin-test result was positive at the time of diagnosis.
Although dust mite was the most common sensitivity, cockroach was the only one that correlated with previous reports of wheezing: 64% with wheezing episodes were skin-test positive to cockroach allergen, compared with 36% of children without wheezing.
An investigation found no active cases of tuberculosis in humans; however, tuberculin skin-test conversions in humans were associated with training elephants and attending an elephant necropsy.
In this report, the prevalence of skin-test positivity was higher among HIV-seronegative persons, suggesting that HIV-induced anergy might be obscuring the true prevalence of tuberculin positivity among those clients tested--especially among IDUs in the northeastern United States, among whom HIV-seroprevalence levels of up to 49% have been reported in DTCs (6).
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