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Studies in Immunity
November 1930

III. THE EFFECT OF DISEASES OTHER THAN DIPHTHERIA ON THE SCHICK TEST

Author Affiliations

CINCINNATI
From the B. K. Rachford Department of Pediatrics of the College of Medicine of the University of Cincinnati.

Am J Dis Child. 1930;40(5):985-987. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1930.01940050047004
Abstract

According to Bessau, Schwenke and Pringsheim,1 Renault and Levy,2 Lereboullet, Marie and Brizard,3 there is no change in the Schick test during the course of measles. Moshage and Kolmer4 deduced from studies with the Schick test that there was an increased susceptibility to diphtheria in persons suffering from scarlet fever. Zingher5 found twice as many positive reactions to the Schick test in patients with scarlet fever as in normal persons and three times as many in patients with poliomyelitis; he also noted that patients with measles had a somewhat increased number of positive reactions as compared to a normal group. Zingher did not believe that this was a temporary effect caused by these diseases, as some of his patients who had a positive reaction to the Schick test during the acute stage of a disease, had positive reactions when tested as late as the sixth

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