leishmanin test

leishmanin test
(for leishmaniasis) leishmanin is injected intradermally; a positive reaction consists of a palpable nodule developing in 48 to 72 hours and indicates delayed hypersensitivity, but not necessarily immunity, to Leishmania organisms. The positive result appears early in some forms of cutaneous and mucocutaneous leishmaniasis, but only after recovery in the case of visceral leishmaniasis. Called also Montenegro t.

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  • leishmanin — leish·ma·nin (lēshґmə nin) a suspension of killed leishmania promastigotes; used in a skin test for cutaneous leishmaniasis; see leishmanin test, under 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

  • Montenegro test — leishmanin t …   Medical dictionary

  • Montenegro reaction — see leishmanin test, under test …   Medical dictionary

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