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Man·toux test

 (măn-to͞o′, män-)
A tuberculin test in which a small amount of tuberculin is injected under the skin.

[After Charles Mantoux (1877-1947), French physician.]

Mantoux test

(mænˈtuː; French mɑ̃tu)
(Medicine) med a test for determining the presence of a tubercular infection by injecting tuberculin into the skin
[C19: named after C. Mantoux, French physician (1877–1956)]

Man•toux′ test`

(mænˈtu, mɑ̃-, ˈmæn tu)

a test for tuberculosis in which a hypersensitive reaction to an intracutaneous injection of tuberculin indicates a previous or current infection.
[after C. Mantoux (1877–1947), French physician]
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Noun1.Mantoux test - tuberculin (a derivative of tubercle bacillus) is injected intradermallyMantoux test - tuberculin (a derivative of tubercle bacillus) is injected intradermally; a red area appearing 1-3 days later signifies an exposure (past or present) to tubercle bacilli and the need for further testing
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
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Majority of the patients 44 (84.6%) Mantoux test was positive, while in 8 (15.4%) patients Mantoux test was negative.
Mantoux test was positive in 76.7% of the cutaneous tuberculosis patients.
Further investigations for the evidence of active tuberculosis showed negative results; the Mantoux test result was negative (0 mm), and acid-fast bacilli direct stain as well as culture was negative.
In addition, a negative Mantoux test cannot be relied upon to exclude the diagnosis, as the Mantoux test has been negative in several biopsy-proven cases reported in the literature [9, 10].
Systemic investigations included a Full blood count (FBC), Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR), C-Reaction Protein (CRP), Liver Function Tests (LFTs), Renal Function Tests (RFTs), Mantoux Test, Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) level, Toxoplasma test, Anti Nuclear Antibodies (ANA), Rheumatoid Factor (RF), and Venereal Disease Research Laboratory test (VDRL).
Serologic data concerning active or previous infections due to HBV (HBsAg, HBsAb, and HBcAb), HCV (HCVAb), EBV (VCA-IgG), VZV (VZV-IgG), CMV (CMV-IgG), and TBC (Mantoux test and/or QuantiFERON-TB Gold test and/or chest X-ray) (Mantoux test: tuberculin units of purified protein derivative, Tubertest, Sano Pasteur, MSD, Lyon, France; QuantiFERON-TB Gold test: QuantiFERON-TB Gold, Qiagen, Hilden, Germany) were collected.
Her pulmonary TB work-up including chest X-ray, sputum acid fast bacilli (AFB), and Mantoux test was negative.
Mantoux test was not performed as the histopathological findings were strongly suggestive oftuberculosis.