Diagnostic accuracy of patch test in children with food allergy

Sozmen S. C., Dascola C. P., Gioia E., Mastrorilli C., Rizzuti L., Caffarelli C.

PEDIATRIC ALLERGY AND IMMUNOLOGY, vol.26, no.5, pp.416-422, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/pai.12377
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.416-422
  • Keywords: atopy patch test, skin prick test, food allergy, cow's milk allergy, egg allergy, child, oral food challenge, atopic eczema, anaphylaxis, gastrointestinal symptoms, SKIN PRICK TEST, COWS MILK, ATOPIC-DERMATITIS, POSITION PAPER, HYPERSENSITIVITY, SYMPTOMS, SIZE, IGE
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


BackgroundThe gold standard test for confirming whether a child has clinical hypersensitivity reactions to foods is the oral food challenge. Therefore, there is increasing interest in simpler diagnostic markers of food allergy, especially in children, to avoid oral food challenge. The goal of this study was to assess the diagnostic accuracy of atopy patch test in comparison with oral food challenge.