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Mantoux test

noun Man·toux test \ˌman-ˈtü-, ˌmäⁿ-\

Definition of MANTOUX TEST

:  an intradermal test for hypersensitivity to tuberculin that indicates past or present infection with tubercle bacilli

Origin of MANTOUX TEST

Charles Mantoux †1947 French physician
First Known Use: circa 1923
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Mantoux test

noun Man·toux test \ˌman-ˌtü-, ˌmäⁿ-\

Medical Definition of MANTOUX TEST

:  an intradermal test for hypersensitivity to tuberculin that indicates past or present infection with tubercle bacilli—see tuberculin test

Biographical Note for MANTOUX TEST

Man·toux \mäⁿ-tü\ Charles (1877–1947), French physician. Mantoux introduced his test for tuberculosis in 1908. He is also remembered for reviving the use of pneumothorax induced intentionally by artificial means for the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis and for advocating radiological examination of the lungs.

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