By Phil Lieberman, John A. Anderson
During this up-to-date 3rd variation, specialist physicians gather hassle-free, clinically-oriented courses to assist within the daily administration of the allergic sufferer. With an emphasis on universal allergic ailments and the pharmacological instruments to regulate them, this publication disseminates the sensible wisdom that practitioners have gathered via perform and instructing. 3 new chapters specialise in antihistamines, antileukotrienes, and youngsters experiencing recurrent breathing tract infections. This ebook is meant for the front-line surgeon who cares for allergic sufferers. it's going to aid any health care professional increase the care provided to these sufferers.
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SKIN TESTING FOR DETECTION OF ALLERGEN-SPECIFIC IGE Physiology of Skin Tests Skin tests are performed by introducing a small quantity of allergen into the epidermis by pricking, puncturing, or scratching the skin or by intradermal injection. This is usually Chapter 3 / Diagnostic Tests in Allergy 29 accomplished using a suitable concentration of an allergen extract. An allergen extract is an aqueous extract or solution of the allergen in question. , the fresh juice of fruit. The immediate wheal-and-flare response resulting from a skin test is the result of a complex series of interactions.
These particles may exert their influence on the lung by reflexes elicited by nasopharyngeal stimulation or by hematogenous spread after the allergenic protein is eluted from vectors at mucosal surfaces, or the allergenic protein may become associated with smaller respirable particles in the environment, such as pollen fragments. Pollen About 60 families of higher plants in North America are implicated in pollinosis. Pollen contains the male genetic material of a plant and is released from mature anthers during specific weeks of the year.
Schwartz J, Weiss ST. Relationship of skin test reactivity to decrements in pulmonary function in children with asthma or frequent wheezing. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 1995;152:2176–2180. Slavin RG, Hutcheson PS, Chauhan B, Bellone CJ. An overview of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis with some new insights. Allergy Asthma Proc 2004;25(6):395–399. Williams PB, Dolen WK, Koepke JW, et al. Immunoassay of specific IgE: use of a single point calibration curve in the modified radioallergosorbent test.
Allergic Diseases: Diagnosis and Treatment (Current Clinical Practice) by Phil Lieberman, John A. Anderson