Monday, April 27, 2009

You Down With PPD?

PPD - Purified Protien Derivative. A skin test for tuberculosis antibodies. A false positive can occur if the patient has been exposed to TB in the past but does not have active TB . Also called Mantoux Test.

I had to look up the proper spelling of Mantoux. Damn Frenchmen.

Is there a medical word you would like to know the definition of? Leave a comment and try to stump me. I promise I'll try to define it without references and I'll let you know if I couldn't do it.

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