IgE screening in 1701 newborn infants and the development of atopic disease during infancy.

@article{Croner1982IgESI,
  title={IgE screening in 1701 newborn infants and the development of atopic disease during infancy.},
  author={Stefan Croner and N-I.Max Kjellman and B E Eriksson and Andrej Roth},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  year={1982},
  volume={57 5},
  pages={364-8}
}
IgE screening was done using the Phadebas IgE PRIST technique on the cord blood of 1701 newborn infants. Of these 8.3% developed obvious or probable atopic disease, predominantly atopic dermatitis and bronchial asthma, during the first 18 months of life. Of infants with a family history of atopic disease 10.5% developed such illness; the corresponding figure for infants with an initially high IgE concentration was 70%. Atopic disease developed in 73% of infants with a high IgE concentration in… CONTINUE READING

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