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Evolving role of the atopy patch test in the diagnosis of food allergy.
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PMID:  12045423     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The atopy patch test has developed into a valuable additional tool in the diagnostic work-up of food allergy in infants and children with atopic dermatitis. A positive atopy patch test may help to prevent imposing restrictive and unnecessary diets after misjudging late reactions by clinical assessment alone. Furthermore, the combination of positive atopy patch tests together with defined levels of specific IgE makes double-blind, placebo-controlled food challenges superfluous in some cases. However, several open questions indicate the need for further studies.
Bodo Niggemann
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in allergy and clinical immunology     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1528-4050     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol     Publication Date:  2002 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-06-04     Completed Date:  2002-10-18     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100936359     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  253-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pneumology and Immunology, University Children's Hospital Charité of Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Child Welfare
Child, Preschool
Clinical Trials as Topic
Double-Blind Method
Egg Hypersensitivity / diagnosis,  etiology
Food Hypersensitivity / diagnosis*,  etiology*
Hypersensitivity, Immediate / diagnosis*,  etiology*
Infant Welfare
Milk Hypersensitivity / diagnosis,  etiology
Patch Tests*
Peanut Hypersensitivity / diagnosis,  etiology

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