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Kveim test

Pronunciation: kvim

Definition: an intradermal test to detect sarcoidosis, done by injecting Kveim antigen (obtained from spleens of patients with sarcoidosis) and examining skin biopsies after 3 and 6 weeks; a positive test result is indicated by typical nodules showing evidence of sarcoid tissue.

Synonym(s): Kveim-Siltzbach test, Nickerson-Kveim test

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