Zur Diagnostik von Nahrungsmittelallergien
Journal/Book: Ärztezeitschrift für Naturheilverfahren. 1990; 31/7: 507-510.
Abstract: The diagnostic procedures of allergic diseases generally comprise skin and exposure tests as well as in-vitro demonstration of specific antibodies. In case of allergies against food-stuffs also a dietetic treatment is necessary in the majority of the cases since not all of the allergens are available as test substances and the described assays turned out to be little reliable. Besides, the diseases may affect both the skin (urticaria, neurodermitis), the respiratory tract (rhinitis, asthma bronchiale) and the alimentary canal so that different diagnostic measures are required. It is reported an the informative quality of skin and exposure tests especially emphasizing additives and mould allergens as contaminative agents and constituents of numerous nutrients. The objectivation of oral allergen provocation tests, e. g. with the thrombopenic index according to Storck, is described. Various diets for elimination are presented. Possibilities of treatment, as e. g. carene and hyposensitization, are shown.