Leprosy skin test
There is an extremely small risk of an allergic reaction which may include itching and, rarely, hives.
This test is used primarily as a research tool and only helps in the classification of leprosy. It should not be used to establish a diagnosis of leprosy.
Renault CA, Ernst JD. Mycobacterium leprae. In: Mandell GL, Bennett JE, Dolin R, eds. Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases. 7th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone; 2009:chap 251.
Kumar B, Dogra S. The infectious diseases. In: Bope ET, Rakel RE, Kellerman R, eds. Conn's Current Therapy 2011. 1st ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2010:section 2.
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