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A double blind, randomized, controlled investigation of electrodermal testing in the diagnosis of allergies.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9430327     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This investigation evaluates electrodermal (ED) testing in 41 polysymptomatic allergic patients. Electrodermal testing discriminated correctly 82% of the time between house dust mite and histamine (allergens) and saline or water (nonallergens) in our first study group involving 17 patients (p = 0.007). The second study involved 24 patients and used the same double-blind methodology discriminating 96% of the time between allergic and nonallergic substances (p = 0.000002). We conclude that ED testing is a reliable method of differentiating between allergic and nonallergic substances in the context of our study.
Authors:
J Krop; G T Lewith; W Gziut; C Radulescu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1075-5535     ISO Abbreviation:  J Altern Complement Med     Publication Date:  1997  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-02-06     Completed Date:  1998-02-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9508124     Medline TA:  J Altern Complement Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  241-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
University Department of Medicine, Southampton General Hospital, England.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Acupuncture Points*
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Animals
Child
Double-Blind Method
Female
Galvanic Skin Response*
Histamine / immunology
Humans
Hypersensitivity / diagnosis*
Male
Middle Aged
Mites / immunology
Reproducibility of Results
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
51-45-6/Histamine

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