Got our recent test results back

Posted on: Fri, 10/01/2004 - 5:23am
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My son had his first Pa reaction at 9m.
was in urgent care for the swelling of the eyes. After they injected him he got sick etc.... (i tend to think that was from the shot)

Feb '02
He was skin tested for P & was 2+
rast tested 44.5

Apr '03
rast tested for P 49.7 & E 2.3 & Tuna .79

Sept '04
Rast tested for P 42.3 & E 2.34 & Tuna <.35

So it appears that the Egg is consistant, Tuna NIL & Peanut coming down slowly

I dodn't know what this really means as I was hoping for far lower numbers.

What do you guys think?
Has anyone ever had a 40 something IgE number come down???? to a Neg. reading or should I give up hope???

Posted on: Sat, 10/02/2004 - 3:26pm
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Well, if I could find my son's RAST test results hidden in these piles of papers here I could check to see if the numbers are on there. I don't remember seeing numbers for each allergen though. I know it said that his IgE was at 585 and normal range was 100 and something.
Is there a class number that 40 would be? My son has outgrown dairy (which was a class 2) and his class 3 egg allergy is now a class 2 (or less). But his peanut went from a class 3 to a class 5... so I am not very hopeful but I don't think I have given up hope! Hope is sometimes what gets me through each day.
I do know that my son's classmate was rated a class 5 when she was three, and last year (age six) her tests showed a negative. They have not yet done a challenge and are still treating her as though she is allergic.
I think anything is possible! And without hope we would perish.

Posted on: Sat, 10/02/2004 - 11:48pm
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hummm
Well that is encouraging!
As far as I know it is a class 4
I believe the the scores goes as follows
RAST
.34 or less Negative
.35-.69 grade 1 low positive
.70-3.49 grade 2 moderate positive
3.41-17.49 grade 3 positive
17.50-49.9 grade 4 strong positive
50.0-99.9 grade 5 strong positive
100 + grade 6 strong positive
now cap Rast is more sensitive so it has the following in addition.
0.10 or less grade 0 Negative
.10-.34 grade 0/1 Equivocal/Borderline

Posted on: Mon, 10/04/2004 - 12:11am
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Austin's RAST for eggwhite was initially around 50 ish. Last Feb he tested at about 11 ish on the Rast for egg white. HIs peanut over 3 years has gone from around 8.7 to 3ish and back up to 4.16.
Still have to understand that numbers themselves dont indicate the severity of a reaction, but really the positive predictive value. My son had anaphlyactic reactions at age 9 months for peanut an egg, and another at age 1 for egg. His first RAST was done shortly afterward.

Posted on: Mon, 10/04/2004 - 1:45am
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Quote:Originally posted by kkeene:
[b]My son had his first Pa reaction at 9m.
was in urgent care for the swelling of the eyes. After they injected him he got sick etc.... (i tend to think that was from the shot)
Feb '02
He was skin tested for P & was 2+
rast tested 44.5
Apr '03
rast tested for P 49.7 & E 2.3 & Tuna .79
Sept '04
Rast tested for P 42.3 & E 2.34 & Tuna <.35
So it appears that the Egg is consistant, Tuna NIL & Peanut coming down slowly
I dodn't know what this really means as I was hoping for far lower numbers.
What do you guys think?
Has anyone ever had a 40 something IgE number come down???? to a Neg. reading or should I give up hope???
[/b]
OK. What time is it, your time? Is it after 12 noon? If so, get a glass of wine, whatever you choose.
That being said, I am a pessimist/realist.
To me, if Caitlins numbers looked like that, I would get ready to go thru life peanut free. But my DW is anaph. to peanuts, so I would expect that... In fact, I DO expect C to be nut free forever. To me/her, it'll be no big deal. (I say that now...)
For egg, I would think theres a VERY good chance of outgrowing that.. The score is low, albeit constant, but low... Could it go up? yes. Doubtful, but yes... Avoidance is key... And check back on it next yr.
Tuna? Negative.. If you can still avoid, I would.. Given a histroy of allergic reactions, why bother introing fish.
Caitlin tested slightly positive to fish panel (2.1 or so) on tuna/cod/salmon, and we never bothered to introduce them to her. No reason, yet...
So, you wanted to know what we think... I had to tell you...
To family, being a nut free family is just second nature...
Good luck!
Jason
Caitlin 4-17-00 Allergic to Dairy, Egg, Wheat, Bananas, Grapes, Rye, Sesame, Beef, Garlic, Mustard, Onion, Peas and Avoiding Latex and all Nuts
Sara 2-13-98 NKA (Avoiding Nuts)
Meghan 2-28-03 NKA (Avoiding Nuts)
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