A Comparison of Techniques for Evaluating Ige-Mediated Allergies (Original Article) (Report)
Ear, Nose and Throat Journal 2011, April, 90, 4
Nose and Throat Journal Ear
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Abstract Skin prick testing remains the most popular way to confirm an IgE-mediated allergic response. This study was performed to compare the accuracy and sensitivity of two skin testing modalities (serial endpoint titration and skin prick testing with 2 different in vitro assays.) In 52 atopic patients serial endpoint titration showed a higher degree of sensitivity in evaluating skin response in less sensitive reactors. At higher degrees of reactivity in individual patients there was good correlation between the 3 modalities. Identifying patients who are less sensitive reactors is important, so that they can be started on immunotherapy. In fact, an informal survey of lowreacting patients treated with immunotherapy showed a high degree of success.
- Category: Health & Fitness
- Published: 01 April 2011
- Publisher: Vendome Group LLC
- Seller: The Gale Group, Inc.
- Print Length: 11 Pages
- Language: English