Basophil-bound IgE and serum IgE directed against Haemophilus influenzae and Streptococcus pneumoniae in patients with chronic bronchitis during acute exacerbations.

Abstract

The investigation includes 12 patients hospitalized with acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis (CB) and infected in the lower respiratory tract with Haemophilus influenzae (HI) or Streptococcus pneumoniae (SP). Eight patients were infected the HI, three with SP, and one patient with both species. Basophil-bound IgE and serum IgE directed against these… (More)

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