Tzanck

Tzanck

(tsahnk),
Arnault, Russian dermatologist, 1886-1954. See: Tzanck cells, Tzanck test.
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Kehkeshan Tahir made a presentation on role of direct immunofluorescence on Tzanck smear and plucked hair in the diagnosis of pemphigus.
Cytologic identification of infected cells (using Tzanck or Pap test) has limited utility for diagnosis due to low sensitivity and specificity.
Beside laboratory procedures like Tzanck smear, KOH mount, Wood's lamp examination and Gram staining were carried out when required and skin biopsy was done in few cases.
Investigations such as routine hemogram, renal function test, liver function test, hepatitis B surface antigen, CD4 count, gram staining, tzanck smear, skin biopsy, potassium hydroxide smear, urine routine micro, chest X-ray, abdomen sonography, S.
Tzanck smear examination in patients with HG was positive for multinucleated giant cells in 4 patients (19%) of which 1 was a recurrent HG case and the remaining 3 were recurrent HG cases.
El hemograma, serologia, Elisa para VIH, test de Tzanck, ANA's y KOH, fueron negativos.
Tzanck test showed multi-nucleated giant cell in all patients.
Besides the diagnosis of SOIJA, in bullous ENL other bullous disorders like pemphigus vulgaris, bullous drug eruption or bullous pemphigoid should be ruled out when there is involvement of oral mucosa and acantholytic cells are found on a Tzanck test.
Tzanck preparation can't be used to differentiate HSV and herpes zoster because it will demonstrate multinucleated giant cells in both cases.
Comparison of Tzanck smear, viral culture, and DNA diagnostic methods in detection of herpes simplex and varicellazoster infection.
A suspected herpes infection may be confirmed by a Tzanck smear, a rapid polymerase chain reaction test done on a dry swab or ciectronmicroscopy.