CAPture No. 1, 2012

CAPture presents short summaries of a selection of recent allergy papers, related to the product areas of ImmunoDiagnostics.

In this issue

  • Improved diagnostic value of Tryptase measurement to verify systemic allergic reactions if the peak level is related to baseline level, even within the normal range.
  • A single bronchial house dust mite challenge increases mite IgE antibodies in serum and Th2-related responses 5 weeks after challenge.
  • IgE antibodies to linear epitopes in shrimp may increase the diagnostic efficiency to reach close to 100% sensitivity and specificity in shell fish allergy.

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