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Frei's test

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Skin test for venereal lymphogranuloma inguinale using Frei’s antigen.

Description

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.

Bibliography

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

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