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Article: Comparison of serum specific IgE with skin prick test in the diagnosis of allergy in Malaysia.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: We compared a newer serum specific IgE (SSIgE) test with skin prick testing (SPT) in the diagnosis of allergy in Malaysia. Ninety newly diagnosed allergic patients were enrolled for both tests. Using SPT as a clinical gold standard, the sensitivity, specificity, positive, and negative predictive values (PPV, NPV) were calculated for SSIgE for each of the common allergens tested. The highest positive results for both SPT and SSIgE were for house dust mite and cat. Compared to SPT, SSIgE showed better sensitivity but poorer specificity, low PPV and good NPV in all the allergens tested. Significant positive correlation was seen between the diameter of wheal and flare of SPT and the SSIgE results.The Medical journal of Malaysia 08/2011; 66(3):202-6.
Article: Head and neck follicular dendritic cell sarcoma: disease associations and treatment review.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Currently, of less than 50 cases of head and neck follicular dendritic cell (FDC) sarcoma reported in the literature, 5 have been found to occur in the background of Castleman disease. We report another case of head and neck FDC sarcoma with emphasise on its associated lesions and review the outcome of treatment from the existing cases in the literature.The Medical journal of Malaysia 03/2010; 65(1):77-9.