How accurate and safe is the diagnosis of hazelnut allergy by means of commercial skin prick test reagents?

@article{Akkerdaas2003HowAA,
  title={How accurate and safe is the diagnosis of hazelnut allergy by means of commercial skin prick test reagents?},
  author={Jaap H. Akkerdaas and Marjolein Wensing and Andr{\'e} Knulst and Monika Krebitz and Heimo Breiteneder and Sacco de Vries and Andr{\'e} H. Penninks and Rob C Aalberse and Sue L Hefle and Ronald van Ree},
  journal={International archives of allergy and immunology},
  year={2003},
  volume={132 2},
  pages={132-40}
}
BACKGROUND Allergy to tree nuts, like hazelnuts, ranks among the most frequently observed food allergies. These allergies can start at early childhood and are, in contrast to other food allergies, not always outgrown by the patient. Tree nut allergy is frequently associated with severe reactions. Diagnosis partially relies on in vivo testing by means of a skin prick test (SPT) using commercially available SPT reagents. METHODS Protein and allergen composition of nine commercial SPT solutions… CONTINUE READING

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