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What is immunoglobulin E (IgE)?

Paul M. Ehrlich, MD
Allergy & Immunology
Immunoglobulin E (IgE) is the main antibody seen in allergic disease. Its primary role is thought to be defending against parasites. Levels are often checked to determine the degree of allergy or atopy a patient has. Elevated levels often correlate with severe eczema.
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