Role and interpretation of total serum IgE measurements in the diagnosis of allergic airway disease in adults

  title={Role and interpretation of total serum IgE measurements in the diagnosis of allergic airway disease in adults},
  author={M. Kerkhof and A. Dubois and D. Postma and J. Schouten and J. Monchy},
Background: While total IgE measurements are often used in clinical practice, it is unclear how they should be interpreted for the diagnosis of allergic disorders. We studied whether total IgE may be used to rule out or predict sensitization and whether there are age or gender differences. 
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