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Definition of Kveim test

Kveim test: A skin test for detecting sarcoidosis, a disease of unknown origin that causes inflammation of body tissues, especially the lungs and skin.

The Kveim test involves injecting a preparation derived from sarcoid tissue into the skin. A lump developing at the point of injection is a positive result. The test is named for Morten A. Kveim, a 20th-century Norwegian physician.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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