- lepromin reaction
- either of the results of a lepromin test; see Fernandez r. and Mitsuda r.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
reaction — 1. The response of a muscle or other living tissue or organism to a stimulus. 2. The color change effected in litmus and certain other organic pigments by contact with substances such as acids or alkalies; also the property that such substances… … Medical dictionary
Lepromin — The lepromin skin test is used to determine what type of leprosy a person has. It involves the injection of a standardized extract of the inactivated leprosy bacillus ,( Mycobacterium leprae or Hansen s Bacillus ) under the skin. It is not… … Wikipedia
lepromin test — (for certain types of leprosy) after intradermal injection of lepromin (q.v.), a positive reaction consists of either a tuberculin type reaction at 48 to 72 hours (Fernandez reaction) or a nodular, occasionally ulcerated, lesion at 3 to 4 weeks… … Medical dictionary
lepromin — An extract of tissue infected with Mycobacterium leprae used in skin tests to classify the stage of leprosy. SEE ALSO: l. reaction, test. * * * lep·ro·min le prō mən n an extract of human leprous tissue used in a skin test for leprosy infection… … Medical dictionary
Mitsuda antigen reaction test — Mit·su·da antigen, reaction, test (mitґsoo dah″) [Kensuke Mitsuda, Japanese physician, 1876â€“1964] see under reaction; see lepromin; and see lepromin test, under test … Medical dictionary
Fernandez reaction — The Fernandez reaction is reaction that occurs to signal a positive result in the lepromin skin test for leprosy. The reaction occurs in the skin at the site of injection if the body possesses antibodies to the Dharmendra antigen, one of the… … Wikipedia
Mitsuda reaction — the appearance of a wheal after three or four weeks in the lepromin test … Medical dictionary
test — 1. To prove; to try a substance; to determine the chemical nature of a substance by means of reagents. 2. A method of examination, as to determine the presence or absence of a definite disease or of some substance in any of the fluids, tissues,… … Medical dictionary
Leprosy — A chronic granulomatous infection caused by a bacillus (bacterium) that affects various areas of the body, particularly the skin and nerves. (Granulomas are inflammatory nodules that are usually small, granular, firm, and persistent.) The… … Medical dictionary
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