Here's another article in the New York Times about the NIH guidelines that seems to focus solely on the issue of misdiagnosis: “According to the panel’s detailed and well-documented report, about one child in 20 and one adult in 25 have a food allergy, nowhere near popular estimates that up to 30 percent of Americans are afflicted.” (Still that means millions of Americans, everyone!)
However, Ms Brody does a rather thorough job of going through all the findings presented in the NIH guidelines.
Have you read them yet or discussed with your allergist about next steps for you and your family? You can download them here. I encourage you to read through.