Table 4

Comparison of severity of reported previous reactions and observed reactions to peanut challenge. Figures are numbers (percentages) of subjects

Challenge reaction*
Previous reaction*MildModerateSevereNot challengedTotal
Mild3 (5)2 (3.3)005 (8)
Moderate13 (22)3 (5)1 (2)3 (5)20 (33)
Severe31 (52)3 (5)01 (2)35 (58)
Total47 (78)8 (13)1 (2)4 (7)60 (100)
  • *See text for definitions of severity of reaction.

  • †Four subjects who reacted to crude oil were not challenged with peanut.