Experience with quantitative IgE antibody analysis in relation to allergic disease within the BAMSE birth cohort – towards an improved diagnostic process

Authors

  • M. Wickman

    1. Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, Stockholm County Council, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
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Dr M. Wickman
Department of Occupational and Environmental Health Norrbacka, level 3
Karolinska Hospital
SE-171 76 Stockholm
Sweden

Abstract

This paper argues that with a certain allergen profile of airborne and food allergens and the use of total IgE-antibody levels, combined with the number of allergens positive at test represent a powerful tool to identify allergic disease in childhood. The allergens featured in such a profile will be dependent on the subject's age and geographical location.

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