Category Archives: Hypersensitivity

Anergic Response to Delayed Hypersensitivity Skin Testing – Conclusion

In the 32 patients who died, an analysis of the causes of death was performed (Table 4). Sixteen of these 32 patients died because of rejection episodes; the differences were not significant between the groups. This is consistent with our … Continue reading

Anergic Response to Delayed Hypersensitivity Skin Testing – Discussion

We studied a unique group of patients with end-stage cardiac disease before surgery with DHSTs. Our results suggest that anergic results on DHSTs before surgery are associated with higher mortality at 30, 60, and 90 days after surgery. We propose … Continue reading

Anergic Response to Delayed Hypersensitivity Skin Testing – Results

Of the 179 patients studied, 52 patients had DHSTs that were not interpretable or were not done. Thirty-one of the 179 patients had anergy panels placed but could not be included in the study because they had left the hospital … Continue reading

Anergic Response to Delayed Hypersensitivity Skin Testing – Materials and Methods

The results of delayed hypersensitivity skin tests (DHST) have been previously used to predict the clinical course and prognosis in surgical patients. Anergy and relative anergy have been associated with malnutrition, sepsis, and shock, and treatment of these underlying conditions … Continue reading