The discovery of immunoglobulin E
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.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2006-03-01
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