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New Strategies in the Treatment of Asthma and Allergies

By Dr. Larry Chiaramonte The sophistication of the immune system makes the Pentagon look like amateurs. Like the military, it isn’t infallible. At times, as with allergy and autoimmune diseases, there is collateral damage where the system affects our bodies adversely. As an allergist, for many years, I have tried to mitigate the damage using […]

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Food Allergy or No Food Allergy? More Evidence of Costs of Misdiagnosis

By Dr. Larry Chiaramonte Last week I wrote about a US study that showed how excessive reliance on blood IgE tests results in diagnosing food allergies in avoidance of more foods than necessary. This week a European study echoes those findings and puts a price tag on it. Subjects were assessed using the gold-standard DBPCFC […]

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