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
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
Specific IgE to house dust mite is often high and house dust
mite allergy may exacerbate eczema in such patients.
(Last updated October 8th