Combined skin prick and patch testing enhances identification of peanut-allergic patients with atopic dermatitis.

@article{Seidenari2003CombinedSP,
  title={Combined skin prick and patch testing enhances identification of peanut-allergic patients with atopic dermatitis.},
  author={Stefania Seidenari and Francesca Giusti and L{\'e}lia Bertoni and Lucia Mantovani},
  journal={Allergy},
  year={2003},
  volume={58 6},
  pages={495-9}
}
BACKGROUND Food atopy patch tests (APTs) are considered a useful tool for the diagnosis of food allergy. Hypersensitivity to peanuts has not been investigated by means of APTs so far. METHODS APTs and skin prick tests (SPTs) with peanuts were performed in 136 atopic dermatitis (AD) patients. Relevance of positive and negative responses to these tests was assessed by repeated open challenges with peanuts. RESULTS Nine percent of our AD patients reacted to the challenge. Positive responses to… CONTINUE READING

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