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Prediction of cashew nut allergy in sensitised children.

Authors: van der Valk, J. P., Vergouwe, Y., Gerth van Wijk, R., Steyerberg, E. W., Reitsma, M., Wichers, H. J., ... & de Jong, N. W. Journal: Pediatr Allergy Immunol Year: 2017
Fruits: Cashews
Subject: Allergy

As an alternative to the costly, time-consuming and possibly stressful double-blind, placebo-controlled challenge (DBPCFC) test, a model to predict the risk of cashew nut allergy was studied incorporating patient characteristics, standard diagnostic parameters (specific IgE (sIgE) and Skin Prick Test (SPT)) as well as component resolved diagnosis (CRD).

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