Table 2

Frequencies of anti-allergen and anti-A. lumbricoides serum IgE antibodies in the studied 283 pre-school-aged children

IgE antibodies against

Antibody concentration


≥0.35 kU/L

≥3.5 kU/L


n (%)

n (%)


Common childhood foods

67 (23.9)

7 (2.5)

D. pteronyssinus

54 (19.3)

8 (2.9)

B. tropicalis

101 (36.1)

20 (7.1)

Common childhood foods or B. tropicalis or D. pteronyssinus

135 (48.2)

28 (10.0)

A. lumbricoides

99 (35.4)

25 (8.9)


Alcântara-Neves et al. Respiratory Research 2010 11:114   doi:10.1186/1465-9921-11-114

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