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From the past history, and the family history, the probability of the existence of an allergic state can usually be determined; and the history of each attack may, if carefully gone into, furnish good clues to foods which should be suspected. Thorough physical examination and careful laboratory oratory investigation must be utilized in order to recognize such associated organic diseases as may be present. Both the scratch method and the intradermal technic have a distinct place. The latter is much the more sensitive but should not be done without preliminary scratch studies. If the skin tests are negative or if,
The Diagnostic Program in Food Allergy.. Ann Intern Med. 1931;5:663. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-5-5-663_1
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