pathergy


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pathergy

[′path·ər·jē]
(immunology)
Either a subnormal response to an allergen or an unusually intense one in which the individual becomes sensitive not only to the specific substance but to others.
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Because of the simplicity and the lack of trauma, you don't get the pathergy you normally see on someone with pyoderma gangrenosum.
Histopathologic Study of Pathergy Test in BehCet's Disease.
The patognomic symptoms are recurrent oral aphtae accompanies with at least two of these; positive pathergy test, skin lesions, recurrent genital ulcers and lesions in the eye.
Pathergy test was performed for all patients by dermatologists and evaluated at 24 and 48 hours.
The pathergy skin test result was positive, and she was diagnosed with BD.
The International Study Group Criteria (ISGC) for diagnosis of BD are recurrent oral ulcers, mandatory finding, along with two of the four: recurrent genital ulcers, eye involvement, skin lesions and pathergy test positivity.
The patient had no history of an injury in his mouth, and pathergy test was negative.
In patients in whom Behcet's disease was considered, Pathergy test was performed and dermatologic and opthalmological consultations were required.
Immunological tests, including antinuclear, antiDNA, and antiphospholipids antibodies; laboratory tests for Lyme disease; ENA screening for Sjogren syndrome, syphilis, toxoplasmosis, hepatitis, HIV, CMV, tuberculosis, and sarcoidosis; and Schirmer's and pathergy tests were negative.
Patient was also subjected to pathergy test, montoux test, test for brucellosis and sarcodosis which were all negative.
According to the International Study Group criteria, the diagnosis of BD can be made in the presence of two of genital ulcers, typical ophthalmic findings, typical skin lesions, or positive pathergy test in addition to oral aphthous ulcers [2].