Comparison of serum specific IgE and skin prick test in polysensitized patients.

G. Ciprandi, M. De Amici, V. Giunta, G. L. Marseglia

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The aim of this study is to evaluate serum specific-IgE in a large group of polysensitized patients with the same SPT result (such as ++++) comparing two diagnostic methods. Six hundred ten patients (310 females; median age 32 years) suffering from allergic rhinitis were studied. Serum specific-IgE were measured by ImmunoCap assay. Skin prick test was also performed. There was a significant difference between serum specific-IgE values in these polysensitized patients. In conclusion, the serum specific-IgE measurement in polysensitized patients seems to be more appropriate than SPT.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1293-1295
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Immunology
  • Immunology and Allergy


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