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September 1937

DIAGNOSTIC VALUE OF THE INTRADERMAL CHANCROIDAL TEST

Author Affiliations

AUGUSTA, GA.

From the Department of Pathology and the Department of Bacteriology and Public Health, University of Georgia School of Medicine.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1937;36(3):486-493. doi:10.1001/archderm.1937.01480030013002
Abstract

The title of this paper is somewhat presumptuous in that it implies that the intradermal chancroidal test is diagnostic. We wish to modify this premise, for if the evidence we are to present is to carry any weight, we must not attempt to prove all that the title infers.

1. This paper deals with two different intradermal tests so far as in one a pus antigen is used and in the second a bacillary antigen is employed.

2. This paper, in reality, is merely an evaluation of these two tests in the diagnosis of infection by the bacillus of Ducrey.

3. This paper attempts to prove the superiority of the test with bacillary antigen as advocated by us1 over the test with pus antigen described by Cole and Levin.2

In the routine work of a special clinic organized at the University Hospital for the study of the so-called

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