Schick-test meaning

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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.
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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.
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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.
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Origin of schick-test

  • After Béla Schick (1877–1967), Hungarian-born American pediatrician

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition