Diagnostic utility of components in allergy to Anisakis simplex.

BACKGROUND In our region, Anisakis allergy is responsible for 8% of acute urticarial reactions, 25% of which progress to anaphylactic shock. The poor specificity of skin tests and in vitro specific immunoglobulin (Ig) E means that Anisakis allergy is frequently overdiagnosed. OBJECTIVE We studied the diagnostic value of 2 Anisakis allergens: rAni s 1 and… CONTINUE READING