Influence of aging and sex on specific IgE antibody production.

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The influence of aging and sex on specific IgE production was evaluated in a non-allergic population aged from 18 to 99 years. Specific IgE against mite antigen and Japanese cedar pollen (JCP) were measured by fluorescence enzyme immunoassay. The incidence and titer of positive anti-mite and anti-JCP IgE antibodies decreased with age, particularly in the… (More)

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