IgE response in heterophil-positive infectious mononucleosis.

  title={IgE response in heterophil-positive infectious mononucleosis.},
  author={S L Bahna and Charles A Horwitz and Milan Fiala and Douglas C. Heiner},
  journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology},
  volume={62 3},
Nineteen patients with heterophil-positive infectious mononucleosis were followed with serial blood sampling for an average of 14.6 mo. A preillness serum sample, obtained more than 2 mo before onset of illness, was available from 9 patients. A total of 141 samples were tested under identical conditions for total IgE levels by a paper-disc radioimmunoassay. Hematologic and serologic studies were also done. IgE changes showed a definite pattern, consisting of an elevation early in illness… CONTINUE READING