Casoni intradermal test

Casoni intradermal test
(for hydatid disease) after injection into the skin of hydatid fluid, if there is immediate or delayed production of a wheal and flare reaction, this denotes hydatid infection. The test is now little used because of low specificity.

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  • Casoni intradermal test (reaction) — Ca·so·ni intradermal test (reaction) (kə soґne) [Tommaso Casoni, Italian physician, 1880–1933] see under test …   Medical dictionary

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