Mitsuda antigen

Mit·su·da an·ti·gen

(mit'sū-dah),
an autoclaved suspension of human tissue naturally infected with Mycobacterium leprae; used to produce the Mitsuda reaction in a lepromin test.

Mitsuda,

Kensuke, Japanese physician, 1876-1964.
Mitsuda antigen - an autoclaved suspension of human tissue naturally infected with Mycobacterium leprae.
Mitsuda reaction - a delayed hypersensitivity lepromin reaction in the form of erythematous papular nodules at the site of intradermal injection of Mitsuda antigen in a lepromin test.
Mitsuda test - lepromin test by intradermal injection.
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Therefore, the methodology standardised here can be applied to the selection of samples adequate to the production of the Mitsuda antigen, that is, samples containing many bacilli, for samples with no or few bacilli would dilute the preparation and samples containing only M.

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