Measurement of nasal IgE in an epidemiological study: assessment of its diagnostic value in respiratory allergy.

@article{Marcucci2004MeasurementON,
  title={Measurement of nasal IgE in an epidemiological study: assessment of its diagnostic value in respiratory allergy.},
  author={Francesco Marcucci and Giovanni Passalacqua and Giorgio Walter Canonica and Franco Frati and Stefano Salvatori and Giuseppe Di Cara and Marzia Bernini and Angelo Barbato and Fulvio Mastrandrea and Laura Giovanna Sensi},
  journal={European annals of allergy and clinical immunology},
  year={2004},
  volume={36 6},
  pages={225-31}
}
BACKGROUND Specific questionnaire and skin prick test (SPT) are the most used methods in epidemiological studies on respiratory allergy. SPT, however, can be positive in many subjects without evidence of any allergic disease. Nasal IgE determination has been suggested by some authors as a valuable diagnostic method, which may overcome this lack of specificity. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate sensitivity and specificity of nasal specific IgE for the seven most common inhalant… CONTINUE READING

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