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Almerinda Rego Silva ; José Angelo Rizzo ; Maria EugÍnia Motta ; Francisca Hosana Bezerra de Oliveira ; Emanuel Sávio Cavalcanti Sarinho ;Jornal de Pediatria 2006, 82 4

Author: Décio Medeiros

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Jornal de Pediatria ISSN: 0021-7557 assessoria@jped.com.br Sociedade Brasileira de Pediatria Brasil Medeiros, Décio; Rego Silva, Almerinda; Angelo Rizzo, José; Motta, Maria EugÍnia; Bezerra de Oliveira, Francisca Hosana; Sávio Cavalcanti Sarinho, Emanuel Total IgE level in respiratory allergy: study of patients at high risk for helminthic infection Jornal de Pediatria, vol.
82, núm.
4, julio-agosto, 2006, pp.
255-259 Sociedade Brasileira de Pediatria Porto Alegre, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=399738113005 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative 0021-7557-06-82-04-255 Jornal de Pediatria Copyright © 2006 by Sociedade Brasileira de Pediatria doi:10.2223-JPED.1503 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Total IgE level in respiratory allergy: study of patients at high risk for helminthic infection Décio Medeiros,1 Almerinda Rego Silva,2 José Angelo Rizzo,3 Maria Eugênia Motta,4 Francisca Hosana Bezerra de Oliveira,5 Emanuel Sávio Cavalcanti Sarinho6 Abstract Objective: Eosinophilia and increased serum IgE levels are indicators of atopy; however, other factors can also play a key role, such as intestinal parasitic infections.
This study assesses the relationship between total serum IgE, eosinophil count, and anti-Ascaris IgE in individuals with asthma and-or allergic rhinitis. Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out in adolescents with asthma and-or allergic rhinitis.
The patients had their total serum IgE, anti-Ascaris IgE and eosinophil count measured. Results: A total of 101 patients aged 12 to 21 years were assessed.
Median IgE level was 660 IU-mL (P25-75 243.5-1500), and the eosinophil count corresponded to 510 cells-mm3 (P25-75 284-811).
Anti-Ascaris IgE was positive in 73% (74-101) of the ...





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