Who else has peanut specific IGE greater than 100?

Posted on: Wed, 12/05/2007 - 1:22am
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The last blood work for my daughter came up with a peanut IGE of greater than 100 (meaning they don't even count higher than that, with greater than 14 being considered severe) I started wondering if my daughter is an unusual case or if this if common in our severly allergic population. How many of you, or your kids have levels like this?

Posted on: Wed, 12/05/2007 - 2:32am
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My daughter's was 95 last year.. not sure if we should test again this year

Posted on: Wed, 12/05/2007 - 2:45am
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Hi,
My son's first rast was 24 his second was 87. We are going for his third in a few weeks I will post again when we get those results. I am worried it is going to go up past 100. I know it isn't supposed to predict severity of a reaction but the higher it goes the more I worry.

Posted on: Wed, 12/05/2007 - 2:45am
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My sons was 185 at age 3 and 70 at age 5. Was very pleasantly surprised it had gone down. Still too high, though. I had heard that it could go up and down. Our practices never changed.

Posted on: Wed, 12/05/2007 - 8:51am
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My son had his first and only reaction at 11 months. We finally tested him just after his second birthday and his peanut IGE was >100. We tested him again a year later and it was still >100.

Posted on: Wed, 12/05/2007 - 10:04pm
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My son is a class 3, on the high side with a history of ana reactions so I don't consider it any better than any other test result.
But I've heard plenty of people mention being over 100 since I started reading here. Unfortunately I don't think it's all that uncommon. Among those who tested this high, the severity of reactions will still vary quite a bit. It doesn't mean much, allergic is allergic, but it may help with getting taken more seriously by schools (although I'm not saying that is [i]should[/i] matter since every allergic child should be taken seriously but realisticly speaking, we know how it is.)

Posted on: Thu, 12/06/2007 - 12:56am
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I am in Canada and the doctor (nor others I have heard from)I deal with doesn't want to do a blood test, why are they done in the US , we base everything on reaction and prick test reaction, anyone's thoughts?

Posted on: Thu, 12/06/2007 - 4:56am
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Originally Posted By: maphiemomI am in Canada and the doctor (nor others I have heard from)I deal with doesn't want to do a blood test, why are they done in the US , we base everything on reaction and prick test reaction, anyone's thoughts?
I'm in the US and DS's allergist won't do a blood test on him. He says the SPT is more accurate so he sees no reason for a blood test. I'm a bit of a newbie to all this, but I think when we get moved next summer and we find a new allergist I'm going to ask for a blood test. Mainly because DS is so young and I would like to monitor the numbers to see if they are going down.

Posted on: Thu, 12/06/2007 - 5:17am
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Originally Posted By: maphiemomI am in Canada and the doctor (nor others I have heard from)I deal with doesn't want to do a blood test, why are they done in the US , we base everything on reaction and prick test reaction, anyone's thoughts?
Maybe it depends on the doctor? We're in Canada too and my DS had a SPT on his first visit and a blood test to confirm the allergy. We've had both tests done each time he goes for an appointment.

Posted on: Thu, 12/06/2007 - 5:24am
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My doctor only did the blood test since my son had already had some serious reactions. I don't think it's as accurate since you can be positive on the RAST but not react but since we had already had the reactions, we didn't doubt the test.

Posted on: Thu, 12/06/2007 - 6:18am
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My daughter went from single digits with the doctor talking about a food challenge to over 100 in one year, despite no reactions and fairly conservative food managment (avoiding all peanuts/tree nuts/may contains and living in nut free home).

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