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Written by leading experts in the field, Quantitative Skin Testing for Allergy: IDT and MQT provides an invaluable guide to using quantitative skin testing methods in a modern allergy practice. The book reviews the well-established methodologies ofMoreWritten by leading experts in the field, Quantitative Skin Testing for Allergy: IDT and MQT provides an invaluable guide to using quantitative skin testing methods in a modern allergy practice. The book reviews the well-established methodologies of intradermal dilutional testing (IDT) and prick testing and then goes on to describe the indications and techniques for blending these approaches through modified quantitative testing (MQT). Each method is presented in a concise way, guiding readers from preparation, to application of controls, to application of antigen, and to titration.Features:Coverage of the full range of skin testing techniques allows the reader to compare and contrast various methods to determine which is appropriate for each patientSuccinct text outlines rationale, technique, and interpretation of the various methods described in the bookPractical tips on selecting appropriate allergensGuidelines for how to prevent and manage allergic emergenciesAdvice on how to set up and prepare the allergy officeA glossary of common terms in otolaryngic allergy - ideal for quick reference and reviewOtolaryngologists, residents, and nurses seeking to expand and improve their techniques in diagnosing allergies will appreciate this handbook. The book also serves as a valuable preparation aid for the fellowship exam of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy.