Mantoux test


Mantoux test
Man·toux test .man-.tü-, .män- n an intradermal test for hypersensitivity to tuberculin that indicates past or present infection with tubercle bacilli see TUBERCULIN TEST
Man·toux män-tü Charles (1877-1947)
French physician. Mantoux introduced his test for tuberculosis in 1908. He is also remembered for reviving the use of pneumothorax induced intentionally by artificial means for the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis and for advocating radiological examination of the lungs.

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C. Mantoux (1877-1947), French physician

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a type of intradermal tuberculin test; 0.1 mL of PPD containing 5 TU is administered, usually into the forearm; the size of the area of any induration on the second or third day, combined with risk factors, is used to determine whether the patient has had exposure to or infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis or a related organism.

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  • Mantoux test — prop. n. (Med.) A skin test for hypersensitivity to tuberculin. It determines whether there is or has been any infection with tubercle bacilli. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mantoux test — [man to͞o′, man′to͞o΄] n. [after C. Mantoux (1877 1947), Fr physician] a test for present or past tuberculosis, in which a small amount of protein from tuberculosis bacteria is injected into the skin …   English World dictionary

  • Mantoux test — The Mantoux skin test consists of an intradermal injection of exactly one tenth of a milliliter (mL) of PPD tuberculin …   Wikipedia

  • Mantoux-Test — Ein Tuberkulintest ist ein Hauttest mit Tuberkulin, einem Präparat, das aus flüssigen Mykobakterien Kulturen filtriert wird. Tuberkulin ruft beim Einbringen in die Haut eine Reaktion mit sensibilisierten T Lymphozyten hervor, die bei Kontakt mit… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mantoux test — Test for tuberculin reactivity in which tuberculin PPD (purified protein derivative) is injected intracutaneously. The injection site is examined after 2 3 days, a positive reaction, indicating current or previous infection with Mycobacterium… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • Mantoux test — [ mɒMantoux testtu:, mantu:] noun Medicine a skin test for immunity to tuberculosis using the injection of tuberculin. Origin 1930s: named after the French physician Charles Mantoux …   English new terms dictionary

  • Mantoux test — Man•toux′ test [[t]mænˈtu, mɑ̃ , ˈmæn tu[/t]] n. med a test for tuberculosis in which a hypersensitive reaction to an intracutaneous injection of tuberculin indicates a previous or current infection • Etymology: after C. Mantoux (1877–1947),… …   From formal English to slang

  • Mantoux test — /mænˈtu tɛst/ (say man tooh test), /ˈmæntu/ (say mantooh) noun a test to detect past and present tuberculosis infection, by injecting diluted tuberculin. {named after Charles Mantoux, 1877–1947, French physician} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Mantoux test — noun Etymology: Charles Mantoux died 1947 French physician Date: circa 1923 an intradermal test for hypersensitivity to tuberculin that indicates past or present infection with tubercle bacilli …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Mantoux test — /man tooh , man tooh/; Fr. /mahonn tooh /, Med. a test for tuberculosis in which a hypersensitive reaction to an intracutaneous injection of tuberculin indicates a previous or current infection. [1930 35; named after C. Mantoux (1877 1947),… …   Universalium