Elevated cord blood IgE is associated with recurrent wheeze and atopy at 7 yrs in a high risk cohort.

@article{Ferguson2009ElevatedCB,
  title={Elevated cord blood IgE is associated with recurrent wheeze and atopy at 7 yrs in a high risk cohort.},
  author={Alexander C Ferguson and Helen D Dimich-Ward and Allan Barry Becker and Wade T. A. Watson and Anne Dybuncio and Christopher Carlsten and M Chan-yeung},
  journal={Pediatric allergy and immunology : official publication of the European Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology},
  year={2009},
  volume={20 8},
  pages={710-3}
}
There is considerable interest in identifying children at high risk for developing atopic diseases for primary prevention. This study evaluates risk factors for detectable cord blood IgE and assesses CB-IgE in predicting asthma and other IgE-mediated allergic diseases in children at high risk because of family history. Cord blood was obtained as part of a randomized controlled trial assessing the efficacy of an intervention program in the primary prevention of IgE-mediated allergic diseases. CB… CONTINUE READING