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Use of complementary and alternative medicine by food-allergic patients.

Authors
  • Ko, Jimmy
  • Lee, Jennifer I
  • Muñoz-Furlong, Anne
  • Li, Xiu-min
  • Sicherer, Scott H
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annals of Allergy Asthma & Immunology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2006
Volume
97
Issue
3
Pages
365–369
Identifiers
PMID: 17042143
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Unproven or disproven diagnostic methods and CAM treatments were used by approximately 1 in 5 respondents. Those using CAM noted poor efficacy, but if given a choice, many would prefer herbal therapies to pharmaceutical drugs. Education regarding reliable testing for food allergy and further research on CAM therapies are warranted.

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