Skin testing with raw egg does not predict tolerance to baked egg in egg-allergic children.

@article{Turner2014SkinTW,
  title={Skin testing with raw egg does not predict tolerance to baked egg in egg-allergic children.},
  author={Paul J. Turner and K. Thirumal Kumar and Adam Tobias Fox},
  journal={Pediatric allergy and immunology : official publication of the European Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology},
  year={2014},
  volume={25 7},
  pages={657-61}
}
BACKGROUND Most children with egg allergy tolerate egg in baked foods, such as cake, but tolerance cannot be predicted with conventional allergy testing. We hypothesized that the skin prick test (SPT) wheal to unprocessed raw egg might predict tolerance of baked egg at formal oral food challenge (OFC). METHODS We conducted a retrospective chart review to assess the utility of SPT wheal to egg extract (EE), raw egg (RE), and the ratio of EE:RE in predicting outcome of baked-egg OFC in children… CONTINUE READING