Elevated serum IgE and IgG4 in patients with atopic dermatitis.

  • Shakib F
  • McLaughlan P
  • Stanworth D
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Abstract

The quantitative measurement of the IgE and IgG subclass levels in the sera of 29 patients with atopic dermatitis has revealed significantly elevated levels of IgE and IgG4 in a relatively high proportion of patients with this condition compared to non-atopic patients with warts and to a group of normal volunteers studied previously. The possible significance of these observations is discussed in relation to current evidence suggesting the involvement of IgG4 in certain immediate-type hypersensitivity disorders.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Dermatitis, Atopic
  • Dermatitis, Atopic: immunology
  • Humans
  • Immunoglobulin E
  • Immunoglobulin E: analysis
  • Immunoglobulin G
  • Immunoglobulin G: analysis
  • Middle Aged
  • Warts
  • Warts: immunology

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Authors

  • F Shakib

  • P McLaughlan

  • D R Stanworth

  • E Smith

  • E Fairburn

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