Total and specific IgE (RAST) in atopic twins.

@article{Wthrich1981TotalAS,
  title={Total and specific IgE (RAST) in atopic twins.},
  author={B. W{\"u}thrich and Es. Baumann and Roland Fries and Urs Walter Schnyder},
  journal={Clinical allergy},
  year={1981},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={
          147-54
        }
}
Fifty sets of twins (thirty monozygotic [MZ] and twenty dizygotic [DZ], of whom at least one twin had a history of atopy, were investigated by means of skin tests, RAST and IgE determinations. The concordance of atopies for MZ was, with 56.7%, significantly higher as compared with the DZ with 20%. The mean values of the log serum IgE level differences of MZ and DZ sets of twins was not statistically significant but the percentage distribution of the log serum IgE level differences showed a… CONTINUE READING
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