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Atopic eczema

This section deals with the clinical condition atopic eczema, listing the relevant immunological tests, together with a short explanation of their use.

Relevant immunological tests: IgE and Allergen Specific IgE

Total IgE is often markedly elevated in widespread disease and Specific IgE may be present at high level to allergens that cause no overt symptoms. Any positive Specific IgE results therefore need careful interpretation.

Specific IgE to house dust mite is often high and house dust mite allergy may exacerbate eczema in such patients.

 

(Last updated October 8th 2014)