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Comparisons of the standard Noguchi Wassermann modification with the standard Kahn test were carried out on 1,185 infants and young children under investigation for syphilis, 43 patients under treatment for syphilis and 315 mothers of patients in the aforementioned groups. The results of this study showed that the Kahn test is a highly sensitive and highly specific serologic test in infancy and early childhood. The reaction closely parallels the Wassermann reaction, but is not identical with it. Positive Wassermann reactions are more easily reversed by antisyphilitic therapy than are positive Kahn reactions. The Kahn test is considerably more sensitive than
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The Kahn Precipitation Test in Infancy and in Early Childhood.. Ann Intern Med. 1930;3:948–949. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-3-9-948_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1930;3(9):948-949.
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