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Beyond skin testing: state of the art and new horizons in food allergy diagnostic testing.
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PMID:  22244235     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Food allergy affects approximately 1% to 10.8% of the general population, and its prevalence seems to be increasing. An accurate diagnosis is particularly important because a misdiagnosis could lead to life-threatening reactions or to unnecessary restrictive diets. However, allergy tests currently used in clinical practice have limited accuracy, and an oral food challenge, considered as the gold standard, is often required to confirm or exclude a food allergy. This article reviews several promising novel approaches for the diagnosis of food allergy, such as new molecular diagnostic technologies and functional assays, along with their potential clinical applications.
Jean-Christoph Caubet; Hugh A Sampson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Immunology and allergy clinics of North America     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1557-8607     ISO Abbreviation:  Immunol Allergy Clin North Am     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8805635     Medline TA:  Immunol Allergy Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  97-109     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Department of Pediatrics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, One Gustave L. Levy Place, New York City, NY 10029-6574, USA.
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