Schick testSchick test
a test to determine immunity to diphtheria, made by injecting dilute diphtheria toxin into the skin: if an area of inflammation results, the patient is not immune
Origin of Schick testafter Béla Schick (1877-1967), United States pediatrician, born in Hungary, who devised it
A test to determine immunity to diphtheria by injection into the skin of dilute diphtheria toxin. Inflammation of the injected area indicates a lack of immunity.
Origin of Schick testAfter Béla Schick (1877-1967), Hungarian-born American pediatrician