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Clinical pearls and pitfalls: peanut allergy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15971474     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of pediatric peanut allergy is presented. Pathophysiology, clinical characteristics, diagnostic test, case management, and natural history are reviewed. Clinical Pearls and Pitfalls include: (1) About 20% of young infants will outgrow peanut allergy, especially if IgE levels measured by ImmunoCAP RAST are less than SkU/L. (2) Cases of resensitization have been documented after negative peanut oral challenges. (3) Only a negative food challenge can provide convincing evidence that the patient has outgrown his or her peanut allergy.
Warner W Carr
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Allergy and asthma proceedings : the official journal of regional and state allergy societies     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1088-5412     ISO Abbreviation:  Allergy Asthma Proc     Publication Date:    2005 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-06-23     Completed Date:  2005-08-11     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9603640     Medline TA:  Allergy Asthma Proc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  145-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Department of Allergy and Immunology, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Peanut Hypersensitivity / diagnosis*,  physiopathology,  therapy*

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