Usefulness of the skin index in predicting the outcome of oral challenges in children.

@article{Ueno2007UsefulnessOT,
  title={Usefulness of the skin index in predicting the outcome of oral challenges in children.},
  author={Hikaru Ueno and Kikuko Yoshioka and Tomoaki Matsumoto},
  journal={Journal of investigational allergology & clinical immunology},
  year={2007},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={207-10}
}
BACKGROUND The diagnostic accuracy of the skin prick test (SPT) for food allergies remains to be fully accepted and substantial individual differences in the prevalence of skin test reactivity have been reported. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess the diagnostic value of absolute wheal size and skin index (SI; ratio of food allergen-induced wheal to histamine-induced wheal) according to the outcome of controlled oral food challenges. METHODS Eighty-seven controlled oral… CONTINUE READING
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