Relationship between atopy patch test with foods and SCORAD


Kutlu A., Aydin E., Karabacak E., Ozturk S., Aydinoz S., Taskapan O., ...More

TURKDERM-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY, vol.47, no.2, pp.99-102, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/turkderm.72623
  • Title of Journal : TURKDERM-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.99-102
  • Keywords: Atopic dermatitis, atopy patch test, skin prick test, SCORAD, DIAGNOSTIC WORK-UP, POSITION PAPER, DERMATITIS, HYPERSENSITIVITY, CHILDREN, ECZEMA, ADULTS

Abstract

Background and Design: The relationship between food and atopic dermatitis (AD) is controversial. Atopy patch test (APT) gained prominence due to low specificity of "fresh prick tests" (FPT) with foods, commonly late occurrence of lesions in AD and, thus, the inconsistencies in anamneses, and being the provocative tests time consuming and risky, as well as due to the role of T lymphocytes in the pathophysiology of the disease. In this study, we investigated the relationship of APT and FPT made with food with SCORAD index assessing the disease severity.