Comparative performance for immediate hypersensitivity skin testing using two skin prick test devices

Comparative performance for immediate hypersensitivity skin testing using two skin prick test devices

Author Rizzo, M. C. Google Scholar
Naspitz, C. K. Google Scholar
Sole, D. Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Fifty-five patients were skin-tested by Multi-Test (M) and needle prick test (NPT) to compare the reproducibility of the methods. lye used 6 allergenic extracts: Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus, Dermatophagoides farinae, dog epithelium, cat pelt, American cockroach and mixed molds. A glycerosaline and a positive control (histamine 1 mg/ml) were performed in both methods. Statistically significant differences in histamine and Dermatophagoides farinae wheal reactions between the two methods (M>NPT) were found, with no differences with the other allergenic extracts. We concluded that the two methods are similar with respect to determining the immediate hypersensitivity, but the Multi-Test is better accepted by children.
Keywords multi-Test
prick test
reproducibility
immediate hypersensitivity
Language English
Date 1995-11-01
Published in Journal Of Investigational Allergology & Clinical Immunology. Barcelona: J R Prous Sa, v. 5, n. 6, p. 354-356, 1995.
ISSN 1018-9068 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher J R Prous Sa
Extent 354-356
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:A1995TM55600010
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/11600/44444

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