CME/CE: Skin-Prick Testing for Allergic Rhinitis

CME/CE: Skin-Prick Testing for Allergic Rhinitis
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Immaculate F. Nevis, PhD

Clinical Epidemiologist
Health Quality Ontario

Immaculate F. Nevis, PhD, has indicated to Physician’s Weekly that she has no financial interests to disclose.

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Immaculate F. Nevis, PhD (click to view)

Immaculate F. Nevis, PhD

Clinical Epidemiologist
Health Quality Ontario

Immaculate F. Nevis, PhD, has indicated to Physician’s Weekly that she has no financial interests to disclose.

A meta-analysis indicates that skin-prick testing appears to be accurate in discriminating patients with or without allergic rhinitis.
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Readings & Resources (click to view)

Nevis I, Binkley K, Kabali C. Diagnostic accuracy of skin-prick testing for allergic rhinitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Allergy Asthma Clin Immunol. 2016;12:20. Available at: https://aacijournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13223-016-0126-0.

Bernstein I, Li J, Bernstein D, et al. Allergy diagnostic testing: an updated practice parameter. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2008;100:S1-S148.

Kwong K, Jean T, Redjal N. Variability in measurement of allergen skin testing results among allergy-immunology specialists. J Allergy Ther. 2014;5:1-5.

Gungor A, Houser S, Aquino B, et al. A comparison of skin endpoint titration and skin-prick testing in the diagnosis of allergic rhinitis. Ear Nose Throat J. 2004;83:54-60.

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