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The discovery of immunoglobulin E

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Abstract:

As early as 1919, from a case of transient asthma caused by blood transfusion, the presence in serum of a factor causing allergy was proposed. Despite intense search, this factor was not identified until 1968, when immunoglobulin E (IgE) was officially recognized by the World Health Organization. The knowledge about IgE mediating allergy has greatly improved our understanding of allergic inflammation and diagnoses and treatment of allergic diseases.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2006-03-01

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