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skin test

[′skin ‚test]
(immunology)
A procedure for evaluating immunity status involving the introduction of a reagent into or under the skin.
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It is common for patients to experience local skin reactions such as
The application of Biafine RE as a prophylaxis to reduce the incidence and severity of radiation induced skin reactions may be initiated immediately following the first session.
Investigators can do several things in order to gather more information about adverse skin reactions to drugs:
Patients of Asian ancestry are at significantly increased risk for fatal skin reactions when treated with carbamazepine and should first undergo genetic testing to assess their risk before initiating therapy, according to an alert issued by the Food and Drug Administration.
The skin reaction warnings will be moved to the current boxed warning section of the labeling.
The preventive therapy not only minimizes patient discomfort, but also prevents treatment interruptions necessitated by severe skin reactions, said Dr.
Food and Drug Administration has approved a once-a-day skin patch to treat major depression, after two 6-8 week studies and a longer-term review showed that the only common side effect was a mild skin reaction where the patch was placed.
The patient experienced an adverse skin reaction to probenecid given with cidofovir, and the treatment was stopped.
There's no need to pay more for baby sunscreens as long as regular sunscreens don't cause a rash or other skin reaction.
The tongues attached to Whoopee Noses are made of the rubber, which can cause a severe skin reaction in a small proportion of the population.
Researchers at the University of Modena in Italy found that using a Western blot test to detect an antibody marker for Mycobacterium tuberculosis(MTB) is more sensitive than using a skin reaction to tuberculin purified protein derivative (PPD) to detect exposure among healthcare workers.