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Frei's test

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Skin test developed in 1925 for venereal lymphogranuloma inguinale using Frei’s antigen. Today mostly replaced by electromicroscopy. Demonstration of the trigger mechanism. See also Durand-Nicolas-Favre disease (the fifth venereal disease).

Se also Kveim’s test under Morten Ansgar Kveim, Norwegian pathologist, 1892-1966.


  • W. S. Frei:
    Eine neue Hautreaktion bei «Lymphogranuloma inguinale».
    Klinische Wochenschrift, Berlin, 1925, 4: 2148-2149.

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