The predictive value of the skin prick test weal size for the outcome of oral food challenges

@article{Verstege2005ThePV,
  title={The predictive value of the skin prick test weal size for the outcome of oral food challenges},
  author={Andrea Verstege and Anne Mehl and Claudia Rolinck-Werninghaus and Ute Staden and Marc Nocon and Kirsten Beyer and Bodo Niggemann},
  journal={Clinical \& Experimental Allergy},
  year={2005},
  volume={35}
}
BACKGROUND The skin prick test (SPT) is regarded as an important diagnostic measure in the diagnostic work-up of food allergy. [] Key MethodMETHODS In 385 children (median age 22 months), 735 controlled oral challenges were performed with cow's milk (CM), hen's egg (HE), wheat and soy. Three hundred and thirty-six of 385 (87%) children suffered from atopic dermatitis. SPT was performed in all children.
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