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Challenges for Allergy Diagnosis in Regions with Complex Pollen Exposures

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Barber, Domingo and Díaz-Perales, Araceli and Villalba, Mayte and Chivato, Tomás (2015) Challenges for Allergy Diagnosis in Regions with Complex Pollen Exposures. Current Allergy and Asthma Reports, 15 (2). p. 496. ISSN 1529-7322 (print version) 1534-6315 (electronic version)

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Official URL: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11882-014-0496-7



Abstract

Over the past few decades, significant scientific
progress has influenced clinical allergy practice. The biological standardization of extracts was followed by the massive identification and characterization of new allergens and their progressive use as diagnostic tools including allergen micro arrays that facilitate the simultaneous testing of more than 100 allergen components. Specific diagnosis is the basis of allergy
practice and is always aiming to select the best therapeutic or avoidance intervention. As a consequence, redundant or irrelevant information might be adding unnecessary cost and complexity to daily clinical practice. A rational use of the different diagnostic alternatives would allow a significant improvement in the diagnosis and treatment of allergic patients,especially for those residing in complex poll en exposure areas.


Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Allergy diagnosis . Pan-allergen . Component-resolved diagnosis . Pollen allergy . Food allergy
Subjects:Medical sciences > Medicine > Allergy
Medical sciences > Medicine > Biochemistry
ID Code:33609
Deposited On:15 Oct 2015 11:26
Last Modified:01 Mar 2016 00:01

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