The skin prick test in the diagnosis of atopic allergy

J Am Acad Dermatol. 1989 Oct;21(4 Pt 2):820-1. doi: 10.1016/s0190-9622(89)70256-5.


The factors that influence the results of skin prick tests are reviewed. The concentration and composition of allergen preparations, the test technique used, and the prevalence of allergy in the population studied are emphasized.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Allergens
  • Humans
  • Hypersensitivity, Immediate / diagnosis*
  • Intradermal Tests / methods*
  • Skin Tests / methods*


  • Allergens