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J Allergy Clin Immunol. 1983 Dec;72(6):690-4.

The relative value of skin tests and radioallergosorbent test in the diagnosis of bee sting hypersensitivity.

Abstract

The relative diagnostic value of ST and RAST was evaluated in 97 patients with BSH. Eighteen patients had LRs, 79 showed SRs including 18 with urticaria, 26 had bronchospasm, and 35 had anaphylactic shock. ST but not the RAST reactivity was strongly related to the severity of the clinical reaction (p less than or equal to 0.001) and found superior to the RAST in identifying patients with SRs in whom venom therapy was indicated.

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