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Testing children for allergies: why, how, who and when
An updated statement of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) Section on Pediatrics and the EAACI-Clemens von Pirquet Foundation
Article first published online: 18 MAR 2013
© 2013 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
Volume 24, Issue 2, pages 195–209, March 2013
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Testing children for allergies: why, how, who and when. Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2013: 24: 195–209., , , , , , , , , , , , , , , .
- Issue published online: 18 MAR 2013
- Article first published online: 18 MAR 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 14 FEB 2013
- an unrestricted educational
- atopic eczema/dermatitis;
- drug allergy;
- food allergy;
- hymenoptera allergy;
- IgE tests;
- skin testing;
Allergic diseases are common in childhood and can cause a significant morbidity and impaired quality-of-life of the children and their families. Adequate allergy testing is the prerequisite for optimal care, including allergen avoidance, pharmacotherapy and immunotherapy. Children with persisting or recurrent or severe symptoms suggestive for allergy should undergo an appropriate diagnostic work-up, irrespective of their age. Adequate allergy testing may also allow defining allergic trigger in common symptoms. We provide here evidence-based guidance on when and how to test for allergy in children based on common presenting symptoms suggestive of allergic diseases.