IJCM  Vol.3 No.6 , November 2012
Anaphylaxis to Skin Prick Testing in a 29-Year-Old Woman
ABSTRACT
Introduction: Skin prick testing (SPT) is a common test to diagnose IgE sensitization and the rate of adverse reactions is very low. Case Presentation: 29-year-old woman with anaphylactic reaction to routine SPT with 11 allergens (aero and food). Discussion: Allergy profile included multiple food and inhalant allergies, polysensitization, prior episode of anaphylaxis to mushrooms, active eczema and active hay fever but not active asthma. Conclusion: Anaphylaxis to SPT, although a rare event, is unpredictable necessitating availability of appropriate personnel and adequate resuscitation facilities for all testing.
Cite this paper
C. Lodge, S. Dharmage, R. Khalafzai, M. Abramson, D. Hill, C. Hosking and K. Allen, "Anaphylaxis to Skin Prick Testing in a 29-Year-Old Woman," International Journal of Clinical Medicine, Vol. 3 No. 6, 2012, pp. 559-561. doi: 10.4236/ijcm.2012.36101.
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