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Dick test

 [dik]
an intracutaneous test for determination of susceptibility to scarlet fever.

Dick test

(dik),
an intracutaneous test of susceptibility to the erythrogenic toxin of Streptococcus pyogenes responsible for the rash and other manifestations of scarlet fever.
Synonym(s): Dick method

Dick test

n.
A skin test used to determine immunity or susceptibility to scarlet fever.

Dick test

Etymology: George F. Dick, 1881-1967; Gladys R.H. Dick, 1881-1963; American physicians
a skin test formerly used for determining sensitivity to an erythrotoxin produced by the group A streptococci that cause scarlet fever. A skin test dose of the toxin is injected intradermally. An area of inflammation 3 to 5 cm in diameter indicates that the person is not immune, has no antitoxin, and therefore is susceptible to the toxin. Larger doses may then be given to induce immunity. Compare Schultz-Charlton phenomenon.

Dick test

(dik test)
An intracutaneous test of susceptibility to the erythrogenic toxin of Streptococcus pyogenes responsible for the rash and other manifestations of scarlet fever.

Dick test

A test of susceptibility to SCARLET FEVER. A small injection of streptococcal toxin is given. An area of inflammation indicates lack of immunity. (George Dick, 1881–1967, and Gladys Henry Dick, 1881–1963, American physicians).

Dick,

George Frederick, U.S. internist, 1881-1967, and Gladys R.H., U.S. internist, 1881-1963.
Dick method - Synonym(s): Dick test
Dick test - an intracutaneous test of susceptibility to the erythrogenic toxin of Streptococcus pyogenes responsible for the rash and other manifestations of scarlet fever. Synonym(s): Dick method
Dick test toxin - a test for scarlet fever antibodies. Synonym(s): streptococcus erythrogenic toxin

Dick test

(dik test)
An intracutaneous test of susceptibility to the erythrogenic toxin of Streptococcus pyogenes responsible for the rash and other manifestations of scarlet fever.