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Urbach-Königstein method

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Diagnostic procedure for demonstrating antibodies in allergics.

Allergen administered percutaneous, cutaneous or intracutaneous causes a local reaction, which will develop into a blister when a cantharidal dressing is placed on it.


  • E. Urbach:
    Zur Pathogenese der cutanen Idiosynkrasien.
    Archiv für Dermatologie und Syphilis, Berlin, 1925, 148: 146-157.

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