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patch test

n.
A test for allergic sensitivity in which a suspected allergen is applied to the skin on a small surgical pad.

patch test

n
(Medicine) med a test to detect an allergic reaction by applying small amounts of a suspected substance to the skin and then examining the area for signs of irritation

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n.
a test for suspected allergy in which a patch impregnated with an allergen is applied to the skin.
[1930–35]
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Noun1.patch test - a test to determine allergic sensitivity by applying small pads soaked with allergen to the unbroken skin
skin test - any test to determine immunity or sensitivity to a disease by introducing small amounts on or into the skin
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Although most cases are irritant contact dermatitis, some are allergic and can be detected using patch tests. MCI/MI is included in the T.R.U.E.
Warshaw, MD, pointed out that most of the positive patch tests used to diagnose nickel sensitivity were strong and were more common in girls.
The implementation of targeted epicutaneous tests (patch tests) using relevant haptens [3] enables a more accurate diagnostic evaluation.
Many studies have been carried out in different parts of the world about nickel dermatitis, however, the studies carried out in Indo-Pak subcontinent are relatively few.8,9 This study aimed to determine the frequency of positive patch tests to nickel sulphate in patients suspected of metal contact dermatitis.
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She went on to share tips for reading skin patch tests. The first reading should be done after 48 hours, while the second should be done 3, 4, or 7 days after application.
Patch Test. Patch tests were performed in 88 of 90 respondents with OCD using the TRUE test system (Smart-practice ApS, Hillerod, Denmark), including 74 workers and 14 managers.
To evaluate all clinically suspected Allergic Contact Dermatitis cases of the Hands and Feet by patch tests using the Indian standard series and to identify the causative allergen.
Figure 2 shows four sand patch tests performed on an exposed Portland cement concrete sample using 12.5 mL of fine sand for each test.