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Adjusting wheal size measures to correct atopy misclassification

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of General Medicine, September 2011
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Title
Adjusting wheal size measures to correct atopy misclassification
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International Journal of General Medicine, September 2011
DOI 10.2147/ijgm.s22193
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Hongmei Zhang, Karmaus, Jian-Jun Gan, Weichao Bao, Zhao, Rahardja, Holloway, Scott, Arshad

Abstract

Skin prick testing (SPT) is fundamental to the practice of clinical allergy identifying relevant allergens and predicting the clinical expression of disease. Wheal sizes on SPT are used to identify atopic cases, and the cut-off value for a positive test is commonly set at 3 mm. However, the measured wheal sizes do not solely reflect the magnitude of skin reaction to allergens, but also skin reactivity (reflected in the size of histamine reaction) and other random or non-random factors. We sought to estimate wheal sizes exclusively due to skin response to allergens and propose gender-specific cutoff points of atopy.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 20%
Unknown 8 80%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 3 30%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 10%
Student > Master 1 10%
Professor 1 10%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 2 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 3 30%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 20%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 10%
Environmental Science 1 10%
Unknown 3 30%

Attention Score in Context

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#15,251,053
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#638
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#87,576
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