Are cutaneous hypersensitivity tests to inhalant allergens a severity marker for vernal keratoconjunctivitis?

@article{Oliveira2007AreCH,
  title={Are cutaneous hypersensitivity tests to inhalant allergens a severity marker for vernal keratoconjunctivitis?},
  author={Lauro Augusto de Oliveira and M{\'a}rcia Carvalho Mallozi and Dirceu Sol{\'e} and D. M. de Oliveira Freitas and Luciene Barbosa de Sousa and Mark J. Mannis},
  journal={Arquivos brasileiros de oftalmologia},
  year={2007},
  volume={70 6},
  pages={991-5}
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to analyze the cutaneous sensitivity to a variety of allergens in patients with vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC) and to demonstrate the relation between skin response and clinical aspects of the disease. METHODS Twenty patients with vernal keratoconjunctivitis were randomly chosen from the External Disease and Cornea Sector. They were clinically evaluated, and a score ranging from 0 to 20 was applied based on signs and symptoms on ophthalmic examination… CONTINUE READING