Cord blood IgE determination for allergy prediction--a follow-up to seven years of age in 1,651 children

Ann Allergy. 1984 Aug;53(2):167-71.


Among 1,651 children, 80.2% of those with high cord blood IgE concentrations (greater than or equal to 0.9 kU/l) developed atopic disease before six years of age. Only 3.5% of children with no atopic disease showed high neonatal IgE concentrations. Of children with early-developing and long-lasting symptoms, 93.7% showed high cord blood IgE concentrations.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Fetal Blood / immunology*
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Hypersensitivity, Immediate / diagnosis
  • Hypersensitivity, Immediate / genetics
  • Hypersensitivity, Immediate / immunology*
  • Immunoglobulin E / analysis*
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Medical History Taking


  • Immunoglobulin E