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Thomas, a 17-year-old boy with a history of egg allergy, goes to see his healthcare professional following two recent emergency room visits due to reaction to egg. Thomas has stopped carrying his epinephrine autoinjector and his mother is worried that he doesn’t take his allergy seriously.
Thomas’ healthcare professional conducts a full clinical history and physical examination and decides to test him for sensitization to egg white and egg white components to help reinforce the seriousness of his egg allergy diagnosis.
These results, together with this patient's case history and symptoms, help Thomas' healthcare professional confirm the diagnosis.
|ImmunoCAPTM test results (kUA /l)|
|Egg white||Whole Allergen||56.9|
|Gal d 1 (Ovomucoid)||Allergen Component||10.73|
|Gal d 2 (Ovalbumin)||Allergen Component||9.74|
Thomas’ test results revealed that he was highly sensitized to ovomucoid, which is associated with an increased risk of systemic reaction to all forms of egg1.
Healthcare professional's management plan
Thomas has had no further episodes and is fit and well. His autoinjector technique is satisfactory.
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