Types of sensitization to aeroallergens: definitions, prevalences and impact on the diagnosis and treatment of allergic respiratory disease

@inproceedings{Migueres2014TypesOS,
  title={Types of sensitization to aeroallergens: definitions, prevalences and impact on the diagnosis and treatment of allergic respiratory disease},
  author={Michel Migueres and Ignacio J D{\'a}vila and Franco Frati and Angel Azpeitia and Yasmine Jeanpetit and Mich{\`e}le Lh{\'e}ritier-Barrand and Cristoforo Incorvaia and Giorgio Ciprandi},
  booktitle={Clinical and translational allergy},
  year={2014}
}
The type of allergic sensitization is of central importance in the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory allergic diseases. At least 10% of the general population (and more than 50% of patients consulting for respiratory allergies) are polysensitized. Here, we review the recent literature on (i) the concepts of polysensitization, paucisensitization, co-sensitization, co-recognition, cross-reactivity, cross-sensitization, and polyallergy, (ii) the prevalence of polysensitization and (iii) the… CONTINUE READING
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