Codfish allergy in adults. Specific tests for IgE and histamine release vs double-blind, placebo-controlled challenges.

@article{Hansen1996CodfishAI,
  title={Codfish allergy in adults. Specific tests for IgE and histamine release vs double-blind, placebo-controlled challenges.},
  author={Tine Kjaer Hansen and Carsten Bindslev-Jensen and Per Stahl Skov and Lars K{\ae}rgaard Poulsen},
  journal={Clinical and experimental allergy : journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology},
  year={1996},
  volume={26 11},
  pages={
          1276-85
        }
}
BACKGROUND At present, several in vitro tests for immunoglobulin E (IgE)-mediated food allergy are available. An estimation of the diagnostic accuracy of the various tests used in predicting clinical sensitivity to codfish in a well-characterized allergic material is necessary. OBJECTIVES To compare the diagnostic value of four specific IgE tests, and histamine release from basophils (HR) in identifying clinical type I allergy to codfish. As a true diagnosis, double-blind, placebo-controlled… CONTINUE READING
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