Revista Cubana de Pediatría
versión On-line ISSN 1561-3119
FABRE ORTIZ, Dania Emma et al. Niños con IgE elevada en sangre del cordón umbilical: seguimiento de 1 a 6 años. Rev Cubana Pediatr [online]. 1996, vol.68, n.3, pp. 183-187. ISSN 1561-3119.
The elevated values of IgE in umbilical cord serum are marked as predictors of allergies development at early stages of life. Maternal lactation, hypoallergic diets, and the control of aeroallergens may prevent the appearance of these affections. As part of the Prevention Programme of Allergic Diseases in Cuba and with the objective of knowing the predictive value of IgE and the effect of the preventive measures on children at risk, 752 children with elevated IgE at birth were followed from 1 to 6 years and the above mentioned measures were indicated to them. IgE at birth and up to 3 years was markedly higher (p 0,0241) among the sick. Those who lactated and accomplished the preventive measures got sick in a less degree (p 0,0028 and 0,0140, respectively). The predictive value of IgE and the benefits of the prophylactic measures were demonstrated.
Palabras llave : IGE [analysis]; FETAL BLOOD; PREDICTIVE VALUE; HYPERSENSITIVITY [diagnosis]; INFANT, NEWBORN.