Korean Journal of Pediatrics 2007;50(5):409-415.
Published online May 15, 2007.
Allergic skin test
Byong Kwan Son, Dae Hyun Lim
Department of Pediatircs, College of Medicine, Inha Univesity, Incheon, Korea
알레르기 피부시험
손병관, 임대현
인하대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
Correspondence: 
Byong Kwan Son, Email: sonbk@inha.ac.kr
Abstract
Allergy skin prick test and intradermal test represent one of the major tools in the diagnosis of IgE- mediated diseases like as atopic asthma, allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis, food and drug allergy, and insect bite when properly performed. Skin tests are of particular importance in fields such as allergen standardization, pharmacology, and epidemiology. Even if skin tests seem easy to perform, adequate and proper interpretation requires well-trained physicians who can recognize the numerous factors that may modify the results of skin tests.
Key Words: Allergic skin test, Prick test, Intradermal test


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