The diagnostic value of skin prick testing in children with food allergy.

@article{Hill2004TheDV,
  title={The diagnostic value of skin prick testing in children with food allergy.},
  author={David J. Hill and Ralf Heine and Clifford S Hosking},
  journal={Pediatric allergy and immunology : official publication of the European Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology},
  year={2004},
  volume={15 5},
  pages={435-41}
}
The diagnostic accuracy of the skin prick test (SPT) in food allergy is controversial. We have developed diagnostic cut-off levels for SPT in children with allergy to cow milk, egg and peanut. Based on 555 open food challenges in 467 children (median age 3.0 yr) we defined food-specific SPT weal diameters that were '100% diagnostic' for allergy to cow milk (>or=8 mm), egg (>or=7 mm) and peanut (>or=8 mm). In children < 2 yr of age, the corresponding weal diameters were >or=6 mm, >or=5 mm and… CONTINUE READING

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