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Contents Key Definitions 04 ........................................................................................................................................... Introduction to Allergy 05 ........................................................................................................................................... Diagnosing Allergy: The Clinical History is the Key 06 ........................................................................................................................................... Diagnosing Allergy: Confirmatory Testing 07 ........................................................................................................................................... Patient History Template for Paediatric Food Allergy 08 ........................................................................................................................................... Patient History Template for Eczema 09 ........................................................................................................................................... Lothian Allergy Test Form 10 ........................................................................................................................................... Diagnosing Allergy: Interpreting the Results 11 ........................................................................................................................................... IgE Antibody Levels vs. Allergic Disease 11 ........................................................................................................................................... Worked Clinical Scenario 12 ........................................................................................................................................... When to Refer 14 ........................................................................................................................................... Local Allergy Clinics 14 ........................................................................................................................................... Other Local Contacts and Sources of Support 14 ........................................................................................................................................... Further Information 15 ...........................................................................................................................................

Further support... If you would like to learn more about the diagnosis and management of allergic problems in primary care then please visit: www.allergyeducation.co.uk where you can find a number of clinically important resources, free of charge. Specific clinical enquiries can be emailed to the eAllergy Helpdesk: www.allergyeducation.co.uk/hcp/helpdesk from where you can obtain free confidential advice and support with the investigation, diagnosis and management of allergic problems in primary care settings.

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