Friday, May 14, 2010

Misdiagnosis common in food allergies

Many who think they have food allergies actually do not. A new report, commissioned by the federal government, finds the field is rife with poorly done studies, misdiagnoses and tests that can give misleading results.

JAMA. 2010 May 12;303(18):1848-56.

Diagnosing and managing common food allergies: a systematic review.

Chafen JJ, Newberry SJ, Riedl MA, Bravata DM, Maglione M, Suttorp MJ, Sundaram V, Paige NM, Towfigh A, Hulley BJ, Shekelle PG.

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PMID: 20460624

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