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Skin prick test to foods in childhood atopic eczema: pros and cons

Overview of attention for article published in Italian Journal of Pediatrics, July 2013
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Title
Skin prick test to foods in childhood atopic eczema: pros and cons
Published in
Italian Journal of Pediatrics, July 2013
DOI 10.1186/1824-7288-39-48
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Abstract

Skin prick tests are the first investigation in allergy diagnostics and their use is described in all the guidelines on atopic eczema. However, the clinical usefulness of skin prick tests is the subject of great debate. On the one hand, skin prick tests allow the identification both of individuals at risk for food allergy and of the allergen inducing the eczematous flare. On the other hand, when performed by a non-specific specialist, positive skin prick tests to foods may wrongly lead to prolonged elimination diets, which may induce nutritional deficiencies and perhaps loss of tolerance to the avoided foods. Furthermore, skin prick tests increase health costs. A consensus on this topic has not yet been reached. Considering the diversity of clinical stages in which it occurs, atopic eczema presentation should be the starting point to determine whether or not skin prick tests should be carried out.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Mexico 1 3%
Unknown 31 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 8 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 16%
Student > Postgraduate 4 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 9%
Student > Master 3 9%
Other 8 25%
Unknown 1 3%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 20 63%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 19%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 3%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 3%
Computer Science 1 3%
Other 2 6%
Unknown 1 3%

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