Send us a Message



Submit Data |  Help |  Video Tutorials |  News |  Publications |  Download |  REST API |  Citing RGD |  Contact   

HUMAN PHENOTYPE - ANNOTATIONS

The Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) is downloaded weekly from http://compbio.charite.de/hudson/job/hpo/lastStableBuild/artifact/ontology/release/hp.obo. The file downloaded is considered the "last stable build" available for the ontology. For more about the HPO, view their website at http://www.human-phenotype-ontology.org/.

Term:Positive pathergy test
go back to main search page
Accession:HP:0025532 term browser browse the term
Definition:With the pathergy test, a small, sterile needle is inserted into the skin of the forearm. The site of injectionis circuled and observed after one and two days. If a small red bump or pustule at the site of needle insertion occurs, the pathergy test is considered to have a positive (abnormal) result.
Comment:A positive pathergy test indicates the immune system is overreacting to a minor injury. A positive test result can be seen in Behcet disease and other conditions.



show annotations for term's descendants           Sort by:

Term paths to the root
Path 1
Term Annotations click to browse term
  Human phenotype 0
    Phenotypic abnormality 0
      Abnormality of the integument 0
        Abnormality of the skin 0
          Abnormality of skin physiology 0
            Positive pathergy test 0
paths to the root