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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical

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Abstract

FAGUNDES, Aline; MARZOCHI, Keyla Belizia Feldman  and  MARZOCHI, Mauro Celio de Almeida. Immediate and generalized reaction to Montenegro skin test. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2003, vol.36, n.3, pp. 413-414. ISSN 0037-8682.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0037-86822003000300015.

The authors describe for the first time a case of immediate and generalized reaction to Montenegro skin test with merthiolated antigen. This reaction consisted of generalized cutaneous rash with pruritus, and was treated with oral bromethazine. The pruritus disappeared an hour after medication and the rash 12 hours later.

Keywords : Montenegro skin Test; Leishmania; Systemic reaction Merthiolate.

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