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Unproven Procedures for Diagnosis and Treatment of Food Allergy

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The science of allergy and immunology has advanced to the point where effective procedures for diagnosis and treatment of food allergy can be proven to be effective. Currently available procedures of proven effectiveness are sufficiently satisfactory for diagnosis and treatment of food allergy so that ones of unproven effectiveness should not be employed in routine fashion, but rather should be considered experimental and reserved for use with informed consent in controlled trials which have been approved for safety and scientific merit by competent institutional review boards.

Leucocytoxic testing, intracutaneous and subcutaneous provocation and neutralization, and sublingual provocation and neutralization are unproven procedures and should be reserved for experimental use only.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: January 1, 1987

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  • Allergy and Asthma Proceedings is a peer reviewed publication dedicated to distributing timely scientific research regarding advancements in the knowledge and practice of allergy, asthma and immunology. Its primary readership consists of allergists and pulmonologists.

    The goal of the Proceedings is to publish articles with a predominantly clinical focus which directly impact quality of care for patients with allergic disease and asthma.

    Featured topics include asthma, rhinitis, sinusitis, food allergies, allergic skin diseases, diagnostic techniques, allergens, and treatment modalities. Published material includes peer-reviewed original research, clinical trials and review articles.

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    The journal is indexed in Thomson Reuters Web of Science and Science Citation Index Expanded, plus the National Library of Medicine's PubMed service.
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