Variation in total and specific IgE: effects of ethnicity and socioeconomic status.

@article{Litonjua2005VariationIT,
  title={Variation in total and specific IgE: effects of ethnicity and socioeconomic status.},
  author={Augusto A Litonjua and Juan C Celed{\'o}n and Jonathan S Hausmann and Margaret Nikolov and Diane L Sredl and Louise Ryan and Thomas A Platts-Mills and Scott T. Weiss and Diane R. Gold},
  journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology},
  year={2005},
  volume={115 4},
  pages={751-7}
}
BACKGROUND Asthma is common in minority and disadvantaged populations, whereas atopic disorders other than asthma appear to be less prevalent. It is unclear whether the same holds true for objective markers of sensitization. OBJECTIVE To determine the association of asthma, atopic disorders, and specific sensitization with race and socioeconomic factors. METHODS We analyzed total and specific IgE among 882 women (577 white, 169 black, and 136 Hispanic) who delivered a child at a large… CONTINUE READING
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