Dr. med. Jana Wankatova and Vera Dolejsova
Czech Republic, Prag 6, Dejvicka 38, Centrum komplexni diagnostikv a terapie
The aim of the work was to perform a comparative study of diagnostic methods of the school medicine and of EAV according to Dr.med. Voll when ascertaining food allergy
We used the methods as follows :
a)the intradermal skin test by means of diagnostic allergens SEVAC
b)assessment of the specific IgE by the ELISA method
c)electroacupuncture according to Dr.Voll (EAV):
aa)test by means of a potentiated allergen Staufen-pharma
bb)test with native food
cc)test with the aid of the diagnostic allergen of the firm SEVAC
For testing the most relevant food allergens were chosen – egg yolk, white of an egg, cow’s milk, wheat flour.
The testing was performed in a series of 30 patients, predominantly polyvalent allergics. In none of the patients the manifestations of food allergy were the dominant clinical sign, and the food allergy was so far not diagnosed in them. It was found that there is a practically 100% congruence of the system EAV measurement and of a potentiated allergen, natural matter, or diagnostic allergen. A significant correlation of 70-80%o exists between intradermal test and EAV, the least correlation of 30% is between the specific IgE and intradermal test, as well as between specific IgE and EAV. When using the method of assessment of specific IgE, the correlation with other methods was found practically in the cases, where the patient was not allergic to the given foodstuff.
It appears that the EAV method represents a great contribution also for the diagnostics of food allergies. It has practically no limitations, does not burden the patient, is cheap, reliable, and makes a timely diagnosis of food allergies possible as early as in the infants, which also makes a timely solution of the whole problem possible.