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Turjanmaa, K.* ; Darsow, U. ; Niggemann, B.* ; Rance, F.* ; Vanto, T.* ; Werfel, T.*

EAACI/GA²LEN position paper: Present status of the atopy patch test.

Allergy 61, 1377-1384 (2006)
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A number of scientific reports have been published on patch tests with protein allergens performed on patients with atopic eczema (AE). Evaluation of eczematous skin lesions with an atopy patch test (APT) can be used as a diagnostic tool in characterizing patients with aeroallergen- and food-triggered AE. Indications for testing with APT, choice of allergens (aeroallergens and foods), test materials and technique, including present knowledge on sensitivity and specificity, are reviewed on the basis of available literature. This position paper also points out the need for future research on the clinical use of the APT.
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Publication type Article: Journal article
Document type Scientific Article
Keywords aeroallergens; atopic dermatitis; atopic eczema; atopy patch test; food
ISSN (print) / ISBN 0105-4538
e-ISSN 1398-9995
Journal Allergy
Quellenangaben Volume: 61, Issue: 12, Pages: 1377-1384 Article Number: , Supplement: ,
Publisher Wiley
Reviewing status Peer reviewed
Institute(s) CCG Environmental Dermatology and Allergology (ILBD-KAU)
Institute of Epidemiology (EPI)