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Allergy Diagnosis Challenges Portland ME

Allergies present many diagnostic and treatment challenges, whether using conventional or alternative measures or both. Several papers published in peer-reviewed publications have uniformly concluded that unconventional allergy tests fail to correctly identify and distinguish between allergic and non-allergic individuals.

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Allergy Diagnosis Challenges

Allergies present many diagnostic and treatment challenges, whether using conventional or alternative measures or both.

Several papers published in peer-reviewed publications have uniformly concluded that unconventional allergy tests fail to correctly identify and distinguish between allergic and non-allergic individuals.1

However, even results from conventional testing methods frequently fail to correlate with one another. In one study, the sensitivities of ELISA testing compared to intradermal tests varied between 19.3% and 77.1%, while their specificities varied between 64.2% and 96.6%. 2

Over the past several decades, consumer acceptance of alternative procedures to diagnose allergy has grown, although the mainstream medical community often offers resistance.

Even in the mid-1900s, the founder and first editor of the Journal of Immunology, Arthur F. Coca, MD, faced rejection from his peers after he disclosed to the medical community his own alternative means of allergy diagnosis identifying increased heart rates in allergic patients following offending allergen exposure.

Ignorance in Power
In his lay publication "The Pulse Test," Coca retorts to his colleagues, "History teaches that a revolutionary idea is apt to find its most difficult resistance in a static ignorance ensconced in the seats of power. And it is there that outmoded opinions and practices with majority support are conscientiously maintained till nature vacates the seats and progress resu...

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