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Children Diagnosed with Food Allergies Due to Inaccurate Tests

Common skin prick tests used to diagnose food allergies cause “false positives’’ in a number of tests, according to a new study in the journal Pediatrics.

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Common skin prick tests used to diagnose food allergies cause “false positives’’ in a number of tests, according to a new study in the journal Pediatrics. Correct diagnoses could reduce the significant emotional and financial costs for families who have been told their child is one peanut away from the emergency room, or worse. (Scientific American)

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