Scientific article

Interpreting skin prick tests in the evaluation of food allergy in children

Published inPediatric allergy and immunology, vol. 9, no. 4, p. 186-191
Publication date1998

Skin prick tests (SPTs) are utilized routinely in the evaluation of food allergy and several authors have discussed their utility. Efforts to standardize SPT reagents and procedures have been made, but the accuracies of different recording techniques have not been clearly defined. The aim of this study was to compare different SPT recording methods with the outcome of oral food challenge and determine whether they offer any advantage over the criteria proposed by Bock and May (1).

  • Allergens/administration & dosage/immunology
  • Case-Control Studies
  • Child
  • Double-Blind Method
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Food Hypersensitivity/diagnosis
  • Humans
  • Immunoglobulin E/immunology
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Skin Tests/methods
Citation (ISO format)
EIGENMANN, Philippe, SAMPSON, H A. Interpreting skin prick tests in the evaluation of food allergy in children. In: Pediatric allergy and immunology, 1998, vol. 9, n° 4, p. 186–191. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-3038.1998.tb00371.x
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ISSN of the journal0905-6157

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