Medical Definition of Pirquet test
: a tuberculin test made by applying a drop of tuberculin to a scarified spot on the skin—called also Pirquet reaction
Biographical Note for pirquet test
Pirquet von Cesenatico \pir-ˈkā-fən-chā-se-ˈnät-i-kō\play , Clemens Peter (1874–1929), Austrian physician. Pirquet is remembered for his fundamental work on tuberculosis and allergy. In 1907 he introduced a cutaneous reaction test for the diagnosis of tuberculosis that is now known as the Pirquet test.
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