Acta Med. 2013, 56: 14-18


Jarmila Čelakovskáa, Květuše Ettlerováb, Karel Ettlera, Jaroslava Vaněčkováa

aCharles University in Prague, Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital Hradec Králové, Czech Republic: Department of Dermatology and Venereology
bDepartment of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Outpatient Clinic, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic

Aim of our study was to evaluate the importance of atopy patch testing with aeroallergens as a diagnostic method in patients suffering from atopic dermatitis. Method: The complet dermatological and allergological examinations were performed in 29 patients; 10 men, 19 women with the average age of 27.8 years, min. 17, max. 57 years; with the median SCORAD 24.2 points, s.d. 13.3 points. Wormwood, grass, dog dander, cat dander, dermatophagoides pharinae, dermatophagoides pteronyssinus and birch pollen were examined in diagnostic procedures. Skin prick tests, specific IgE were examined; the atopy patch tests were performed with aeroallergens for skin prick tests in concentration 1× skin prick tests. Results: Specific IgE and skin prick tests to one or more tested aeroallergens were positive altogether in 27 patients; atopy patch tests were positive only in one of these patients. Conclusion: For atopy patch testing with aeroallergens the concentration of 1× skin prick tests is low to confirme the eczematic reaction in patients suffering from allergy to inhallant allergens.


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