lepromin


lepromin
An extract of tissue infected with Mycobacterium leprae used in skin tests to classify the stage of leprosy. SEE ALSO: l. reaction, test.

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lep·ro·min le-'prō-mən n an extract of human leprous tissue used in a skin test for leprosy infection called also leprolin

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n.
a chemical prepared from lumps on the skin caused by lepromatous leprosy.

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lep·ro·min (lepґro-min) a purified homogenate of lepromatous skin nodules containing heat-killed Mycobacterium leprae; used in the lepromin test, a skin test of immune status in leprosy. Called also Mitsuda antigen.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • 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 — lep·ro·min …   English syllables

  • lepromin — n. a chemical prepared from lumps on the skin caused by lepromatous leprosy …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • lepromin — leˈprōmə̇n noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin leproma + English in : an extract of human leprous tissue used in a skin test for leprosy infection …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 reaction — either of the results of a lepromin test; see Fernandez r. and Mitsuda r …   Medical dictionary

  • Mitsuda antigen — lepromin …   Medical dictionary

  • Mitsuda test — lepromin t …   Medical dictionary

  • 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

  • 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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