IgE?

Posted on: Mon, 02/10/2003 - 4:59am
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I just got back from the allergist with our results. They gave me the break down of all the specific allergans - HUGE peanut numbers, but the one I don't really know about and can't find much on here is the IgE level. The allergist said that the over all IgE level of a child 2 to 3 years of age should be from 0 to 24, and my son's is at 145!

Can anybody out there clarify what this means for me?

Thanks,

Sherlyn

Posted on: Mon, 02/10/2003 - 6:41am
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All I can tell you is the IgE is the antibody (part of the immune system) that initiates an allergic rxn. It is the one that recognizes the protein as an enemy that has to be dealt with. I cannot tell you what the levels mean, sorry.
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Cynde

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