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Medical Term:

Mazzotti test

Pronunciation: ma-zawt'e

Definition: a test for onchocerciasis using an oral test dose of diethylcarbamazine (50 or 100 mg), resulting in the appearance of an acute rash in 2–24 hours from death of microfilariae in the skin.

Synonym(s): Mazzotti reaction

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