Clin Pediatr (Phila) volume 59, issue 2, P142-147 2019 DOI: 10.1177/0009922819887399 View full text
Pushpom James, Anna Cornish, Kaylan Brady, Jennifer Morrison, Yvonne Giunta, Batya Zuckerman, Barry Hahn

Abstract: Introduction. Allergen-specific IgE (sIgE) testing provides an objective assessment of sensitization to an allergen. Goal. To identify the time when serum measurements of sIgE would be most sensitive. Methods. This was a prospective study conducted between September 1, 2015, and February 25, 2019. Subjects ≥5 and ≤18 years of age, seen in the ED or admitted with an asthma exacerbation, were tested for total IgE and 8 perennial sIgE levels. Subjects with elevated sIgE were tested again after symptom resolution…

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