Utility of the ratio of food-specific IgE/total IgE in predicting symptomatic food allergy in children.

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BACKGROUND Double-blind, placebo-controlled food challenges are time-consuming, expensive and not without risk to patients. Therefore, an in vitro test that could accurately diagnose food allergy would be of great value. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the utility of the ratio of specific immunoglobulin E (IgE)/total IgE compared with specific IgE (sIgE) alone in… (More)

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@article{Mehl2005UtilityOT, title={Utility of the ratio of food-specific IgE/total IgE in predicting symptomatic food allergy in children.}, author={Arne Mehl and Andrea Verstege and Ute Staden and Michael Kulig and Martyna Nocoń and Kirsten M. M. Beyer and Birgit Niggemann}, journal={Allergy}, year={2005}, volume={60 8}, pages={1034-9} }