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Total Serum IgE Levels in Children With Pertussis

Donato Torre, MD; Marwan Issi, MD; Giovanni Chelazzi, MD; Giovanni Paolo Fiori, MD; Carmen Sampietro, MD
Am J Dis Child. 1990;144(3):290-291. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1990.02150270040022.
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• Total serum IgE levels were evaluated in 20 children with pertussis. Increased levels of serum IgE were observed in the group of children between the ages of 3 and 12 years, while normal levels of serum IgE were detected in the groups of children between birth and 24 months old and between 13 and 24 months old. A further and significant increment of serum IgE levels was also found after 10 days of hospitalization.

(AJDC. 1990;144:290-291)

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