Revue des methodes diagnostiques en allergie. [Review of diagnostic methods in allergy]

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serval:BIB_7F1880FD21A5
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
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Publications
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Title
Revue des methodes diagnostiques en allergie. [Review of diagnostic methods in allergy]
Journal
Schweizerische Medizinische Wochenschrift
Author(s)
Pecoud  A.
ISSN
0036-7672 (Print)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
02/1987
Volume
117
Number
7
Pages
252-5
Notes
English Abstract
Journal Article --- Old month value: Feb 14
Abstract
To investigate the possible role of allergy in asthma or chronic rhinitis, four groups of tests can be used. The patient's history, which is the best way to determine the severity of the disease and the clinical relevance of the allergens detected by other diagnostic means. Tests which disclose an atopic constitution. The predictive value of the serum level of total IgE is somewhat lessened by 20-30% false positive and false negative results. Phadiatop, introduced in 1986, appears to be a more accurate screening test for respiratory allergy. Tests which disclose the presence of allergen-specific IgE, in the skin (skin tests) or in serum (RAST). Tests which reproduce the allergic disease in the shock organ (conjunctival, nasal and bronchial provocation tests). These tests are used in clinical research rather than in the routine diagnosis of allergy.
Keywords
Asthma/diagnosis Bronchial Provocation Tests Bronchitis/diagnosis Humans Medical History Taking Radioallergosorbent Test Respiratory Hypersensitivity/*diagnosis Rhinitis, Allergic, Perennial/diagnosis Rhinitis, Allergic, Seasonal/diagnosis Skin Tests
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