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Patch test in the diagnosis of food allergy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19783345     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Double-blind, placebo-controlled food challenges (DBPCFC) are the gold standard method for diagnosing food allergies. However, due to the difficulty of their performance on routine clinic, there is a need for laboratory tools in order to minimise the frequency of DBPCFC. Atopy patch test (APT) represents a promising manner of diagnosing delayed-type allergic reactions. The APT may identify patients with food allergies with negative specific IgE. However, the clinical relevance of positive APT reactions is still to be proven by standardised outcome definitions.
R Cocco; D Sol??
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-09-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Allergologia et immunopathologia     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0301-0546     ISO Abbreviation:  Allergol Immunopathol (Madr)     Publication Date:    2009 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-13     Completed Date:  2010-01-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370073     Medline TA:  Allergol Immunopathol (Madr)     Country:  Spain    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  205-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Allergy, Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, Department of Pediatrics, Federal University of S??o Paulo - Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Allergens / immunology
Food Hypersensitivity / diagnosis*,  immunology
Patch Tests*
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