Journal of Allergy & Therapy

Journal of Allergy & Therapy
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-6121

Grażyna Michalska-Krzanowska

Grażyna Michalska-Krzanowska

Ul. Stroma 4c, 70- 004 Szczecin

  • Research Article
    Skin Prick Test in the Diagnosis of Allergy in the Perioperative Period-8 Year Experience
    Author(s): Grażyna Michalska-KrzanowskaGrażyna Michalska-Krzanowska

    Epidemiological studies indicate an increase in allergies in the perioperative period. Some allergens can be lifethreatening. One of the most difficult and time-consuming issues in practical allergology is to diagnose the reactioninducing agent, particularly in the perioperative period. The paper presents various aspects of the diagnosis of allergy highlighting the usefulness of skin prick testing. The study involved 52 patients (42 women and 10 men). They were selected out of 72,380 patients anaesthetized for surgeries in 2003 and 2010. The physical examination of patients who experienced allergy determined the location, extent and severity of side effects. The tests were always conducted after inserting an intravenous catheter, under full safety conditions. A positive reaction after allergen application occurred in the form of a wheal of 3 mm or more in diameter and erythema. Patien.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2155-6121.1000188

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