Definition of Mantoux test

1. Noun. Tuberculin (a derivative of tubercle bacillus) is injected intradermally; a red area appearing 1-3 days later signifies an exposure (past or present) to tubercle bacilli and the need for further testing.

Definition of Mantoux test

1. Noun. (immunology) A skin test for tuberculosis, involving an injection of PPD (purified protein derivative). ¹

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Medical Definition of Mantoux test

1. A test for prior exposure to the organism that causes tuberculosis. This tests tuberculin reactivity by the injection of purified protein derivative into the skin of the patient. The injection site is examined after 2-3 days and a positive reaction is indicated by reddening of the skin around the injection site. The reaction is a sign of T-cell mediated immunity. A positive test indicates current or previous infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, or a successful previous vaccination. (12 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mantoux Test

Mantel-Haenszel test
Mantis religioso
Mantoux pit
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Manuel de Falla
Manx Gaelic

Literary usage of Mantoux test

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1. Guide To Clinical Preventive Services by U. S. Preventive Services Task Force (1989)
"The Mantoux test involves the intradermal injection of 5 units of ... Catanzaro A. Multiple puncture skin test and Mantoux test in Southeast Asian refugees. ..."

2. Clinician's Handbook of Preventive Services: Put Prevention Into Practice by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"Patients who have a documented history of a positive Mantoux test should not be ... Indications: A child with a positive Mantoux test and without active ..."

3. Cost of Tuberculosis Control in Minnesota: A Report to the Legislature edited by Barry Leonard (1999)
"A Mantoux test is performed by injecting a small amount of PPD ... A Mantoux test is read approximately 48 to 72 hours after injection in order to determine ..."

4. Guide to Clinical Preventive Services: Report of the U. S. Preventive by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"The most accurate tuberculin skin test is the Mantoux test, in which 5 units (5 TU) of tuberculin purified protein derivative (PPD) are injected ..."

5. Enforcement Procedures And Scheduling For Occupational Exposure To Tuberculosisby DIANE Publishing Company by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"The standard Mantoux test uses 0.1 ml of PPD standardized to 5 tuberculin units. Purified protein derivative (PPD)-tuberculin test: A method used to ..."

6. The Oxford Medicine by Henry Asbury Christian, James Mackenzie (1920)
"The undiluted material maintains its potency for at least five years, even when not refrigerated. The test is made as is the Mantoux test, administering o.1 ..."

7. Controlling Tb in Correctional Facilities by DIANE Publishing Company (1998)
"How to Perform the Mantoux Tuberculin Skin Test • Perform the Mantoux test by giving an intradermal injection of 0.1 ml of 5 tuberculin units (TU) of ..."

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