Skin prick testing to aeroallergen extracts: what is the optimal panel in children and adolescents in Turkey?

@article{ahiner2012SkinPT,
  title={Skin prick testing to aeroallergen extracts: what is the optimal panel in children and adolescents in Turkey?},
  author={Umit Murat Şahiner and Ersoy Civelek and S{\"u}leyman Tolga Yavuz and Ayşe Bet{\"u}l B{\"u}y{\"u}ktiryaki and A. Nihal Tuncer and Bulent E Sekerel},
  journal={International archives of allergy and immunology},
  year={2012},
  volume={157 4},
  pages={391-8}
}
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE The skin prick test (SPT) is the standard tool for the diagnosis of IgE-mediated allergic diseases. The number and spectrum of allergen extracts to be applied for the diagnosis of sensitized patients in order to achieve the most cost-effective and informative results are critical from both economic and scientific viewpoints. METHODS In order to determine the minimum test battery panel necessary to cover at least 95% of the cases of SPT sensitization in children and… CONTINUE READING