Kveim test


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Kveim test

(kvīm),
an intradermal test to detect sarcoidosis, done by injecting Kveim antigen (obtained from spleens of patients with sarcoidosis) and examining skin biopsies after 3 and 6 weeks; a positive test result is indicated by typical nodules showing evidence of sarcoid tissue.

Kveim test

(kvīm test)
An intradermal test for the detection of sarcoidosis, done by injecting Kveim antigen (obtained from spleens of patients with sarcoidosis) and examining skin biopsies after 3 and 6 weeks; a positive test result is indicated by typical nodules showing evidence of sarcoid tissue.

Kveim test

A test for SARCOIDOSIS involving the introduction of some tissue, prepared from a person suffering from the condition, into the skin. A typical tissue reaction occurs after a few weeks. (Morton Ansgar Kveim, Norwegian physician, b. 1892).

Kveim,

Morton Ansgar, Norwegian pathologist, 1892-1966.
Kveim antigen - a saline suspension of human sarcoid tissue. Synonym(s): Kveim-Stilzbach antigen
Kveim test - an intradermal test for the detection of sarcoidosis. Synonym(s): Kveim-Stilzbach test; Nickerson-Kveim test
Kveim-Stilzbach antigen - Synonym(s): Kveim antigen
Kveim-Stilzbach test - Synonym(s): Kveim test
Nickerson-Kveim test - Synonym(s): Kveim test