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.

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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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