Kveim test
A skin test for detecting sarcoidosis, a disease of unknown origin that causes inflammation of body tissues, especially the lungs and skin. The Kveim test involves injecting a preparation derived from sarcoid tissue into the skin. A lump developing at the point of injection is a positive result. The test is named for Morten A. Kveim, a 20th-century Norwegian physician.

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Kveim test 'kvām- n an intradermal test for sarcoidosis in which an antigen prepared from the lymph nodes or spleen of human sarcoidosis patients is injected intracutaneously and which is positive when an infiltrated area, papule, nodule, or superficial necrosis appears around the site of injection or a skin biopsy yields typical tubercles and giant cell formations upon histological examination
Kveim Morten Ansgar (1892-1966)
Norwegian physician. Kveim introduced his test for sarcoidosis in 1941.

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a test used for the diagnosis of sarcoidosis. Tissue from a lymph node of a person suffering from the disease is injected intradermally; the development of a granuloma at the injection site indicates that the subject has sarcoidosis.
M. A. Kveim (20th century), Norwegian physician

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(kvīm) [Morten Ansgar Kveim, Norwegian pathologist in Denmark, 1892–1966] see under test.

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