Many Patients May Be Incorrectly Diagnosed With Allergies
This author takes a group of patients who think that they have alleries and checks for IgE antibodies in response to certain allergens. According to his findings, patients who were found to not have IgE abnormalities must have been diagnosed incorrectly. I would have to note here that IgG4, delayed hypersensitvity, could well explain the patients report of allergic symptoms. Personally, I consider IgE testing as archaic, and rarely yields as much info as IgG4 testing.
Annual Meeting of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians In a patient cohort previously diagnosed with allergies, 65% of the patients tested negative for allergies in immunoglobulin E testing, according to data presented last week in Philadelphia at the annual meeting of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. This indicates that a significant percentage of the population “could be taking medications for allergies when in fact they do not have allergies,” says Dr. Sheryl Szeinbach of Ohio State University College of Pharmacy in Columbus.