Minoru Kitazawa

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PURPOSE We investigated the efficacy of the tear sampling method using a filter paper to evaluate eosinophil cationic protein (ECP) levels in patients with allergic disorders. METHODS Subjects were an allergic group comprising patients with allergic conjunctivitis, vernal keratoconjunctivitis, or atopic keratoconjunctivitis, a Sjögren group comprising(More)
To investigate a method for determining antigen specific IgE antibodies in tears of patients with allergic keratoconjunctival disease. Antigen specific IgE antibodies to Japanese cedar pollen or housedust-mites in tears of patients with allergic conjunctival diseases were examined. Both eyes in each patient were examined. The right eye was examined in(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the presence of staphylococcal enterotoxin A (SEA) and B (SEB)-specific IgE antibodies in tears from patients with allergic conjunctival disorders. METHODS The study included 8 eyes of 4 patients with perennial allergic conjunctivitis (PAC), 14 eyes of 7 patients with vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC), 12 eyes of 6 patients with(More)
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