IgE antibodies to Pityrosporum orbiculare in children with atopic diseases.

@article{Nordvall1990IgEAT,
  title={IgE antibodies to Pityrosporum orbiculare in children with atopic diseases.},
  author={S Lennart Nordvall and S. G. O. Johansson},
  journal={Acta paediatrica Scandinavica},
  year={1990},
  volume={79 3},
  pages={343-8}
}
IgE antibodies to Pityrosporum orbiculare and 16 other species of fungi were measured with the radioallergosorbent test (RAST) in sera of 131 children. The children were 7-18 years old, suffered from atopic diseases and showed a varied allergic profile on a skin prick test (SPT). IgE antibodies to P. orbiculare were found in the sera of 26 of the 131 children. A higher proportion of the P. orbiculare RAST positive children than of the negative ones had current eczema (p less than 0.0001). In a… CONTINUE READING

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