Definition of Mantoux test
: an intradermal test for hypersensitivity to tuberculin that indicates past or present infection with tubercle bacilli
Origin and Etymology of mantoux test
Charles Mantoux †1947 French physician
First Known Use: circa 1923See Words from the same year
Biographical Note for mantoux test
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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