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Food allergy guidelines urge doctors to be thorough

Posted on Dec 4, 2010 in Uncategorized

Wheat, milk, eggs, soy, peanuts and shellfish are among common food allergies.   By Mary Brophy Marcus, USA TODAY Doctors should take a thorough medical history when they suspect a patient might have a food allergy, according to the first-ever clinical guidelines for diagnosing and managing such allergies, made public today. The guidelines include a list of the most useful tests to determine the nature of the allergy. Food allergies affect 5% of U.S. children and 4% of adults — about 10 million to 12 million people — and appear to be on the rise, says the National Institute of Allergy and...

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