a numeric rating for the classification of tuberculosis according to the number of tubercle bacilli in the sputum, ranging from 1 (1-4 organisms in the whole preparation) to 9 (an average of 100 per field).
Synonym(s): Gaffky scale
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Gaffky tableAn obsolete prognostic tool for tuberculosis; Gaffky scale.
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Gaffky,Georg T.A., German hygienist, 1850-1918.
Gaffky scale - Synonym(s): Gaffky table
Gaffky table - a numerical rating for the classification of tuberculosis. Synonym(s): Gaffky scale
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