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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Kids and Food Allergies

Sometimes it pays to get a second opinion. Study: Kids Often Misdiagnosed With Food Allergies.
Many children with allergies and eczema are often misdiagnosed as having food allergies, according to a study presented at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology conference in Washington, D.C.

Researchers at National Jewish Health in Denver conducted "food challenge" tests on 125 children with allergies and eczema and found that more than 50 percent of the kids could tolerate foods they had been told to avoid.

1 comment:

  1. In some of the cases, they may have outgrown the allergy. Sometimes people with allergies get over them, and I suspect that's more true of kids than adults. That probably accounts for some of this. It shouldn't account for half of the diagnoses being wrong at a later testing, though.