Serum IgE elevation with tropical eosinophilia

Authors

  • A. EZEOKE,

    1. Department of Chemical Pathology, Westminster Medical School, London, and Colombo General Hospital, Ceylon
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  • A. B. V. PERERA,

    1. Department of Chemical Pathology, Westminster Medical School, London, and Colombo General Hospital, Ceylon
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  • J. R. HOBBS

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemical Pathology, Westminster Medical School, London, and Colombo General Hospital, Ceylon
      Dr J. R. Hobbs, Department of Chemical Pathology, Westminster Medical School, London, S.W.1.
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Dr J. R. Hobbs, Department of Chemical Pathology, Westminster Medical School, London, S.W.1.

Summary

Sera from thirteen patients with tropical eosinophilia had IgE levels of 7000–56,000 μ/ml, unrelated to the level of eosinophilia or the duration of symptoms. They are the richest source of polyclonal IgE we have encountered.

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