Priktest af patienter med høfeber i almen praksis sammenlignet med i specialambulatorium

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Introduction: The aim of our study was to assess whether general practitioners and their staff (practices) who had attended a short CME course with technical instruction in the skin prick test could diagnose and treat unselected patients with allergic rhinoconjunctivitis at the same quality level as the allergy outpatient clinic. Material and methods: We performed a multicentre study with the participation of 38 general practices and the Allergy Centre at Odense University Hospital (OUH). After a two-day course for the general practitioner and his practice staff, every practice performed a skin prick test on 10 consecutive adult patients with symptoms of allergic rhinoconjunctivitis during the spring and summer. A standardised questionnaire was also filled in and sent to the Allergy Centre, where the patient subsequently had another skin prick test carried out. The results of the tests were determined in duplicate and then compared. Results: No significant differences in the quality of the skin prick test for 10 allergens or histamine control were found between the general practice and the Allergy Centre. Discordant results were found in 9%, i.e., a positive result either at the practice or the Allergy Centre, but not at both. Conclusion: After a training course, general practitioners and their staff are fully able to perform and validate skin prick tests for inhalation allergens.

Translated title of the contributionResults of skin prick tests of patients with hay fever carried out in general practices compared with those carried out in a specialist outpatient clinic
Original languageDanish
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Issue number45
Pages (from-to)3903-3905
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 6 Nov 2006

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