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August 1972

Severe Hypersensitivity Reaction to GoldPositive Lymphocyte Transformation Test

Author Affiliations

New York

From the Department of Dermatology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, and the Dermatology Service, Presbyterian Hospital, New York.

Arch Dermatol. 1972;106(2):231-234. doi:10.1001/archderm.1972.01620110063015

A patient who was receiving aurothioglucose developed a severe reaction characterized by dermatitis, alopecia, and fever. A positive lymphocyte transformation test with aurothioglucose as the test antigen in addition to other clinical and laboratory findings suggested that the reaction was allergic in origin.