LEPROMIN TEST PDF

A sample of inactivated unable to cause infection leprosy-causing bacteria is injected just under the skin, often on the forearm, so that a small lump pushes the skin up. The lump indicates that the antigen has been injected at the correct depth. The injection site is labeled and examined 3 days, and again 28 days later to see if there is a reaction. People with dermatitis or other skin irritations should have the test performed on an unaffected part of the body. If your child is to have this test performed, it may be helpful to explain how the test will feel, and even demonstrate on a doll.

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The lepromin skin test is used to determine what type of leprosy a person has. A sample of inactivated unable to cause infection leprosy-causing bacteria is injected just under the skin, often on the forearm, so that a small lump pushes the skin up. The lump indicates that the antigen has been injected at the correct depth. The injection site is labeled and examined 3 days, and again 28 days later to see if there is a reaction.

People with dermatitis or other skin irritations should have the test performed on an unaffected part of the body. If your child is to have this test performed, it may be helpful to explain how the test will feel, and even demonstrate on a doll.

Explain the reason for the test. Knowing the "how and why" may reduce the anxiety your child feels. When the antigen is injected, there may be a slight stinging or burning.

There may also be mild itching at the site of injection afterward. Leprosy is a long-term chronic and potentially disfiguring infection if left untreated. It is caused by Mycobacterium leprae bacteria. This test is a research tool that helps classify the different types of leprosy. It is not recommended as the main method to diagnose leprosy. People who don't have leprosy will have little or no skin reaction to the antigen. People with a particular type of leprosy, called lepromatous leprosy, will also have no skin reaction to the antigen.

A positive skin reaction may be seen in people with specific forms of leprosy, such as tuberculoid and borderline tuberculoid leprosy. People with lepromatous leprosy will not have a positive skin reaction. There is a very small risk for an allergic reaction, which may include itching and rarely, hives.

Dupnik K. Leprosy Mycobacterium leprae. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; chap Hansen disease. Andrews' Diseases of the Skin. The information provided herein should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition.

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Medical Tests. Definition The lepromin skin test is used to determine what type of leprosy a person has. Alternative Names Leprosy skin test; Hansen disease - skin test How the Test is Performed A sample of inactivated unable to cause infection leprosy-causing bacteria is injected just under the skin, often on the forearm, so that a small lump pushes the skin up. How to Prepare for the Test People with dermatitis or other skin irritations should have the test performed on an unaffected part of the body.

How the Test will Feel When the antigen is injected, there may be a slight stinging or burning. Why the Test is Performed Leprosy is a long-term chronic and potentially disfiguring infection if left untreated. Normal Results People who don't have leprosy will have little or no skin reaction to the antigen. What Abnormal Results Mean A positive skin reaction may be seen in people with specific forms of leprosy, such as tuberculoid and borderline tuberculoid leprosy.

Risks There is a very small risk for an allergic reaction, which may include itching and rarely, hives. References Dupnik K.

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Lepromin skin test

A lepromin skin test is used to determine the type of leprosy a person has contracted. The lepromin skin test is also called the leprosy skin test. Leprosy is a long-term chronic condition caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae. The disease is commonly found in Asia and Africa and is transmitted through mucus or secretions from the nose, eyes, and mouth of an infected person.

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Lepromin Skin Test (Leprosy Skin Test)

The lepromin skin test is used to determine what type of leprosy a person has. It involves the injection of a standardized extract of the inactivated "leprosy bacillus" Mycobacterium leprae or "Hansen's bacillus" under the skin. It is not recommended as a primary mode of diagnosis. Positive reaction means: A 10mm or more induration after 48hrs B 5mm or above nodule after 21 days. An extract sample of inactivated Hansen's bacillus is injected just under the skin, usually on the forearm, so that a small lump pushes the skin upward. The lump indicates that the antigen has been injected at the correct depth. The injection site is labeled and examined at 48hours and 21 days later to see if there is a reaction.

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A sample of inactivated unable to cause infection leprosy-causing bacteria is injected just under the skin, often on the forearm, so that a small lump pushes the skin up. The lump indicates that the antigen has been injected at the correct depth. The injection site is labeled and examined 3 days, and again 28 days later to see if there is a reaction. People with dermatitis or other skin irritations should have the test performed on an unaffected part of the body. If your child is to have this test performed, it may be helpful to explain how the test will feel, and even demonstrate on a doll.

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