Interpretation of skin tests to house dust mite and relationship to other allergy parameters in patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The Dutch CNSLD Study Group.

@article{Brand1993InterpretationOS,
  title={Interpretation of skin tests to house dust mite and relationship to other allergy parameters in patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The Dutch CNSLD Study Group.},
  author={Paul L P Brand and Huib A. M. Kerstjens and H. M. Jansen and Henk F. Kauffman and Jan G R de Monchy},
  journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology},
  year={1993},
  volume={91 2},
  pages={560-70}
}
BACKGROUND The relationships between allergic symptoms after exposure to house dust, allergy parameters (skin test to house dust mite [HDM], total IgE, HDM-specific IgE, and blood eosinophil counts), and several confounding variables (age, sex, smoking habits, and airway hyperresponsiveness) were evaluated in 235 patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). RESULTS Skin tests had higher diagnostic value (sensitivity plus specificity) for symptomatic allergy than… CONTINUE READING
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