Immunoglobulin E associated systemic conditions

  • Amr Ismail
  • Kenneth Iwuji
  • James Tarbox
Keywords: Immunoglobulin E, Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis, Churg Strauss syndrome, drug hypersensitivity, anaphylaxis, hyper IgE syndrome

Abstract

Immunoglobulin E (IgE) was the last immunoglobulin to be discovered, possibly secondary
to its low levels in plasma. Following extensive investigation, its role in the pathogenesis of
several diseases, most notably atopic conditions, has become evident. The immunologic
pathways related to its synthesis and relation to effector cells is becoming more lucid. This has
allowed for the emergence of new medications that target different steps in its activity. In this
review, we will summarize some of the most common systemic pathologies in which IgE has
a role in their etiology.

Published
2019-07-19
How to Cite
Ismail, A., Iwuji, K., & Tarbox, J. (2019). Immunoglobulin E associated systemic conditions. The Southwest Respiratory and Critical Care Chronicles, 7(30), 29-35. https://doi.org/10.12746/swrccc.v7i30.573