Relationship of Histamine Release and Other In Vitro Methods to Oral Provocation Test in Hen’s Egg Allergic Patients

  • S. Lau
  • U. Wahn
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The diagnosis of food allergy is difficult because of the complex composition of foods and the lack of standardized extracts for testing as well as the variety of symptoms which are hard to reproduce. Only about one-third of suspected adverse reactions to food are actually allergic, i. e. IgE-mediated [2]. A large percentage of patients with specific IgE and positive skin test do not show any symptoms upon food challenge [16].


Atopic Dermatitis Food Allergy Histamine Release Allergy Clin Immunol Suspected Adverse Reaction 
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