Competent cellular immunity in allergic rhinitis patients with elevated IgE.


Parameters of cell-mediated immunity (CMI) were studied in 17 allergic rhinitis patients selected for markedly elevated total serum IgE levels (greater than 300 IU/ml) and 14 normal controls. Mean serum IgE levels were 1,421 IU/ml and 101 IU/ml in the allergic and control groups, respectively (p less than 0.001). There were no significant differences… (More)


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