Diagnostic accuracy of specific IgE to components in diagnosing peanut allergy: a systematic review.

@article{Klemans2015DiagnosticAO,
  title={Diagnostic accuracy of specific IgE to components in diagnosing peanut allergy: a systematic review.},
  author={Rob J. B. Klemans and Harmieke van Os-Medendorp and Maaike Blankestijn and Carla Afm Bruijnzeel-Koomen and E F Knol and Andr{\'e} Knulst},
  journal={Clinical and experimental allergy : journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology},
  year={2015},
  volume={45 4},
  pages={720-30}
}
The diagnostic accuracy of skin prick test (SPT) and specific IgE (sIgE) to peanut extract in diagnosing peanut allergy is suboptimal. Recent studies have evaluated sIgE to peanut components as a possible new diagnostic tool. The aim of our review was to systematically search the literature to assess the diagnostic value of sIgE to peanut components in diagnosing peanut allergy. A literature search was performed in PubMed, Embase and the Cochrane Library. Results were subsequently screened for… CONTINUE READING