CSD skin test

Definition

The cat scratch disease (CSD) skin test was once used to help diagnose CSD.

The test is no longer used today. There are better methods available to diagnose CSD, such as antibody detection by the EIA test or bacteria detection by a PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test.


Review Date: 5/18/2017
Reviewed By: Jatin M. Vyas, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Assistant in Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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