On the reliability of RAST in childhood food allergy.

Abstract

144 children, showing adverse reactions to cow's milk and/or egg, were studied retrospectively. The case finding criteria used was positive elimination and challenge tests with the offending food (s). Specific IgE against the offending food(s) were found in 70% of cases, the majority of whom exhibited early-onset symptoms. RAST seems to be a useful… (More)

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