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indurate

(ĭn′dū-rāt) [L. in, in, + durus, hard]
1. To harden.
2. Hardened.
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Perineal nodular induration (PNI), or biker's nodule, is a rare, bothersome, pseudotumour.
The size and induration of lesions was measured by ruler and palpation respectively.
A tuberculin skin testing (TST) was considered positive when an induration equal to or greater than 10 mm diameter was detected.
There were more cases of wound indurations, discharge, erythema in control group than that in the study group and it was statistically significant with p value 0.
Data obtained were patient age and sex, Mycobacterium species, ethnic background (Jewish/Arab), medical history, duration of node enlargement until referral, site affected, number of infected sites, size of nodes at initial visit (measured by the clinician), discoloration of the skin overlying the lymph nodes, and maximal induration in response to purified protein derivative (PPD).
They suggested that that added screening such as chest x-ray and a repeat TST 3-6 months after arrival may be a good idea in internationally adopted children with TST indurations greater than or equal to 5 mm.
This same meta-analysis also examined the significance of the size of the PPD response; a subset of 4 studies showed that equal proportions of BCG vaccinated and unvaccinated patients had indurations of 14 mm or more.
The TSTS for the 783 children yielded indurations of zero for 617 (79%) children, 1-9 mm for 108 (14%), 10-14 mm for 43 (5%), and [is greater than]15 mm for 15 (2%) (range: zero to 21 mm).