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Friday, May 1, 2015

IBS and food allergy


The food allergy testing offered by our centers is a completely novel way of identifying foods that may cause IBS, as shown in our recent pivotal study, Food Patch Testing for Irritable Bowel Syndrome , published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology  (Stierstorfer MB, Sha CT, Sasson M. Food Patch Testing for Irritable Bowel Syndrome.  J Am Acad Dermatol  2013;68:377-84).  Our IBS testing identifies food allergies by looking for small allergic reactions that may occur on your skin after food test materials are placed in contact with your skin for 48 hours.  The testing also is useful for individuals suffering from another gastrointestinal condition, eosinophilic esophagitis.

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