Common misconceptions in the diagnosis of allergic diseases p. 8-15
Scientific and clinical advisory center of an allergology and immunology, Moscow, Russia
Diagnosis of allergic diseases is a major task of allergist. Timely correct diagnosis determines the subsequent successful treatment of the patient. In this article from the standpoints of evidence-based medicine are considered methods of diagnosis of allergic diseases, which are not recommended for use in daily practice.
Keywords: diagnosis of allergic diseases, evidence-based medicine, eosinophilia, «dysbacteriosis», total immunoglobulin E (IgE), allergen-specific immunoglobulins G (IgG), prick tests.