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Foshay's test

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The intradermal injection of a suspension of killed Francisella tularensis, the causative agent of tularemia.

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The intradermal injection of a suspension of killed Francisella tularensis, the causative agent of tularemia. The appearance of an area of erythema at the injection site is considered a positive reaction. The test is also used for cat-scratch fever.

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