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Fifteen-minute consultation: The EATERS method for the diagnosis of food allergies

Abstract

The EATERS mnemonic is a novel method for taking an allergy focused clinical history. It provides a degree of certainty for diagnosing food allergy and can be used in both IgE and non IgE mediated reactions. EATERS will allow health care professionals to use their existing clinical skills to interpret the history of an allergic reaction, and by doing so will help to make sense of allergy test results.

  • food hypersensitivity
  • diagnosis
  • symptom assessment
  • allergy
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