Fernandez reaction


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Fer·nan·dez re·ac·tion

(fĕr-nan'dez),
a delayed hypersensitivity lepromin reaction, similar to a tuberculin reaction, at the site of intradermal injection of Dharmendra antigen in a lepromin test.

Fernandez,

J.M.M., Argentinian dermatologist and leprologist, 1902-1965.
Fernandez reaction - an intraepidermal injection of 0.1 ml of lepromin is read at 48 hours for erythema used in classifying leprosy into the various subtypes.