Table 9

Summary of the most important studies on sensitivity and specificity of SPT

Reference

N. Patients

Sensitivity

Specificity


Tomatis S et al., 1998 [44]

44

89%

88%

Farina B et al., 2000 [45]

237

80%

46%

Wallace VP et al., 2000 [46]

47

84%

91%

Elbaum M et al., 2001 [47]

246

100%

85%

Moncrieff M et al., 2002 [38]

311

83%

80%

Haniffa MA et al., 2007 [48]

860

87%

91%

Govindan K et al., 2007 [49]

886

94%

80%

Glud M et al., 2009 [50]

65

100%

59%

The present study

54

66%

76%


Ascierto et al. BMC Dermatology 2010 10:5   doi:10.1186/1471-5945-10-5

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