S-Space College of Medicine/School of Medicine (의과대학/대학원) Internal Medicine (내과학전공) Journal Papers (저널논문_내과학전공)
Food intolerance and skin prick test in treated and untreated irritable bowel syndrome
- Jun, Dae-Won; Lee, Oh-Young; Yoon, Ho-Joo; Lee, Seok-Hwa; Lee, Hang-Lak; Choi, Ho-Soon; Yoon, Byung-Chul; Lee, Min-Ho; Lee, Dong-Hoo; Cho, Sang-Hoen
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- WJG Press
- World J Gastroenterol. 2006;12(15):2382-2387
- Adult; Case-Control Studies; Female; Food Hypersensitivity/*complications/immunology; Humans; Immunoglobulin E/blood; Irritable Bowel Syndrome/*etiology/*immunology/therapy; Male; Middle Aged; Skin Tests
- AIM: To correlate the clinical features of treated and untreated patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) to the results of skin prick test (SPT) for food and inhalant allergens. METHODS: We recruited 105 subjects to form three different target groups: treated group (n=44) undergoing treatment for IBS, untreated group (n=31) meeting the Rome II criteria without treatment for IBS, control group (n=30) with no IBS symptoms. RESULTS: SPT results were different among the three groups in which SPT was positive in 17 (38.6%) treated patients, in 5 (16.1%) untreated patients and in 1 (3.3%) control (P<0.01). The number of positive SPTs was greater in the IBS group than in the control group (P<0.001). The number of positive food SPTs was higher in the treated IBS group than in the untreated IBS group (P=0.03). CONCLUSION: Positive food SPT is higher in IBS patients than in controls.
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