Allergology and Immunology Unit

Milano, Italy

Allergology and Immunology Unit

Milano, Italy
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Macchia D.,S Giovanni Of Dio Hospital | Melioli G.,University of Genoa | Pravettoni V.,Allergology and Immunology Unit | Nucera E.,Servizio di Allergologia | And 7 more authors.
Clinical and Molecular Allergy | Year: 2015

Food allergy has an increasing prevalence in the general population and in Italy concerns 8 % of people with allergies. The spectrum of its clinical manifestations ranges from mild symptoms up to potentially fatal anaphylactic shock. A number of patients can be diagnosed easily by the use of first- and second-level procedures (history, skin tests and allergen specific IgE). Patients with complex presentation, such as multiple sensitizations and pollen-food syndromes, frequently require a third-level approach including molecular diagnostics, which enables the design of a component-resolved sensitization profile for each patient. The use of such techniques involves specialists' and experts' skills on the issue to appropriately meet the diagnostic and therapeutic needs of patients. Particularly, educational programs for allergists on the use and interpretation of molecular diagnostics are needed. © 2015 Macchia et al.


PubMed | University of Genoa, University of Verona, University of Chieti Pescara, Allergology and Immunology Unit and 3 more.
Type: | Journal: Clinical and molecular allergy : CMA | Year: 2015

Food allergy has an increasing prevalence in the general population and in Italy concerns 8% of people with allergies. The spectrum of its clinical manifestations ranges from mild symptoms up to potentially fatal anaphylactic shock. A number of patients can be diagnosed easily by the use of first- and second-level procedures (history, skin tests and allergen specific IgE). Patients with complex presentation, such as multiple sensitizations and pollen-food syndromes, frequently require a third-level approach including molecular diagnostics, which enables the design of a component-resolved sensitization profile for each patient. The use of such techniques involves specialists and experts skills on the issue to appropriately meet the diagnostic and therapeutic needs of patients. Particularly, educational programs for allergists on the use and interpretation of molecular diagnostics are needed.


PubMed | University of Genoa, University of Verona, University of Chieti Pescara, Allergology and Immunology Unit and 3 more.
Type: | Journal: Clinical and molecular allergy : CMA | Year: 2015

[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1186/s12948-015-0033-9.].

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