Assessing skin prick tests reliability in ECRHS-I.

  title={Assessing skin prick tests reliability in ECRHS-I.},
  author={P J Bousquet and Leda Chatzi and Deborah Jarvis and P. A. Burney},
  volume={63 3},
INTRODUCTION Atopy, the clinical definition of an immunoglobulin E (IgE) high-responder, can be documented either by the detection of IgE antibodies in serum or by a positive skin prick test. Epidemiological studies use different reaction sizes to define a skin test reaction as positive or negative. The aim of the study was to identify the best cut-off level for skin prick tests. METHOD Using the data collected during the European Community Respiratory Health Survey (ECHRS I) the association… CONTINUE READING

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