Prenatal prediction of infant atopy by maternal but not paternal total IgE levels.

@article{Liu2003PrenatalPO,
  title={Prenatal prediction of infant atopy by maternal but not paternal total IgE levels.},
  author={Chieh-An Liu and C Wang and Hau Chuang and C T Ou and T -Y Hsu and Kuender D. Yang},
  journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology},
  year={2003},
  volume={112 5},
  pages={899-904}
}
BACKGROUND The atopic history of parents has long been used to predict infant atopy. However, bias from questionnaires of allergic history are also frequently suspected, because a large number of vasomotor rhinitis, intrinsic asthma, and seborrheic dermatitis cases are probably misinterpreted to be atopic diseases. OBJECTIVE We attempted to identify a risk factor other than parental atopic history to predict elevated infant IgE levels and infant atopy. METHODS A total of 655 core families… CONTINUE READING

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