JAMES W. GREENWOOD, R.PH., M.S.
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To the editor: I read with interest "Immediate Skin-Test Reactivity in a General Population Sample," by Barbee and colleagues, in the February issue (Ann Intern Med 84:129-133, 1976). According to the authors, the peak skin-reactivity occurs between 20 to 30 years of age, after the initial expected rise during childhood. Figure 2 of this article would indicate a peak at about 17 to 18 years of age with a second lower peak at about 37 years of age. No mention is made in the paper of these two "bimodal" peaks. Do the authors attach any significance to these "peaks"? The
JAMES W. GREENWOOD. Age and Skin Reactivity. Ann Intern Med. 1976;84:755. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-84-6-755_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;84(6):755.
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