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Posted on: Fri, 02/28/2003 - 12:56am
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Kay - that last comment of yours kind of made my stomach turn [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img] My son's numbers are really close to that 7000% that seems SO high to your allergist - he is a 6932%.
Not that it really changes anything - I've always known that the reaction he had was REALLY severe, and that his numbers would turn out pretty high - but seeing them in black & white is still kind of shocking.
Sherlyn

Posted on: Fri, 02/28/2003 - 3:02am
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Our results were like Synthia's... Sam was >100 which classified her as a class 6....

Posted on: Fri, 02/28/2003 - 10:27am
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Just to let you know, hubby is painting the basement, and I can't get to the boxes I need to look in. (We cleaned out the basement and repacked stuff for painting a few weeks ago---I haven't the faintest idea where to look. If I remember correctly,my sons IgE level was around 10 times the normal "high level". I believe it was "total IgE" being the 850 number. His "allergen level" was ">100" and the rast blood test was between 5000 and 6000. This is all from memory. At the time he was being tested to confirm his Peanut Allery. He was in Kindergarten and 5 or 6 at the time. Despite his numerous environmental allergies, his peanut allergy (anaphylactic), nut allergy(anaphylactic), and lentil allergy (anaphylactic), being catagorized as an "atopic" child, asthma, excema, etc,........, and "special needs". I have found being his mother a joy, blessing, and reward.
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Posted on: Tue, 03/04/2003 - 6:22am
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Just back from the allergist, my 5-year old son's IGE was 506. My allergist said she had to wait a while to do additional allergy testing on my 3 year old after a recent anaphylactic reaction (to see if his allergy has gotten worse) because incidents of recent anaphylaxis can skew test results.
Austin's mom (or anyone else), do you know if this is true for all allergy tests, blood as well as skin and IGE as well as Rast?

Posted on: Mon, 03/17/2003 - 12:03pm
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Jenna's total IGE level was 2,101 at age 5. But, you all give me hope since I see they often drop. The allergist didn't have test run for Peanut specifically.
Does anyone know what IGG is? She was high on a "IGG Subclass 4" test.
On other bloodwork, where they were testing her immune system in general, she showed high levels on "WBC, MCHC, PLT, SEG, and EOS" I have no idea what those are [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Rachel

Posted on: Tue, 03/18/2003 - 12:29am
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rae-
IgG is also an immunoglobulin, or antibody. This type of antibody is different from the IgE, in that IgG levels show past exposure or immunity. it is the kind of immunity you get when you have a vaccine (good example).
WBC is the white blood cell count. Segs are the segmented white cells -called neutrophils which can indicate bacterial infection. on the flip side, lymphocytes (indicating viral infection) have a solid nucleus (center of the cell) rather than a segmented nucleus like neutrophils do. Eos are eosinophils. Those can be present in allergy and also in parasitic infection.
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although i don't know the whole picture, it seems that the results you posted about may indicated an elevated white count due to ? infection?? also the eos could be indicative of some type of allergy....
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MCHC is the mean corpuscular hemoglobin content...this shows the relationship between the size of the red blood cells and the hemoglobin in the body.
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hope i haven't totally confused you.....
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Posted on: Tue, 03/18/2003 - 2:14am
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Thank you. At the time she was having infections, and had just gotten out of the hospital with staph infection.
Rachel

Posted on: Sat, 03/29/2003 - 10:31am
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re-raising for a new member
Love this site
Synthia

Posted on: Wed, 07/30/2003 - 4:03pm
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I'm re-raising this thread because I have just discovered that ds (age 5) has a total IGE of 3,160. His PA RAST is still >100, and I feel like a crazy fool for having hoped for a decrease. I just can't fathom what a total IGE this high could mean. His allergist said that this test has little predictive value, but I just can't believe that it doesn't. DD's total IGE is 1,300 and she is a class 3 to peanut. I'm beginning to think that only a bubble will do for us. The strange thing is that they've done so well (reaction-wise) so far.
Does anyone know anything about total IGE and what it means in a general sense? Are my children just walking time bombs, with IGE antibodies ready to specify? I know I sound frantic, but I think I actually am right now. Anyway, any input would be greatly appreciated. I'm just trying to understand the implications. Thanks!
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Sally

Posted on: Wed, 07/30/2003 - 11:37pm
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Wow I can't believe the numbers I'm reading. My ds who is PA/Soy/Dairy/egg white had an IGE level of 40.5 back in May. My guess is it was only this low because we had been avoiding soy and milk for quite awhile and we were doing our best to avoid nuts. Now my dd tests are only partly back, her IGE is 94 which is more than 2SD's which is supposedly a greater chance of being severely atopic, although she has always had similar reactions as her brother, they are always delayed and much less severe. Her eczema was never like her brothers, she had only 2 or 3 small spots that completely resolved when we took her off formula, her poor brother had it for over a year all cracked and bleeding.
I can't believe some of these kids have numbers in the thousands.

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