Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: IgE

  • A confession from a patient of atopic dermatitis

    Yen-Hsiang WangTaipei, Taiwan I am one of the ten to twenty percent of people in the world with atopic dermatitis. Allergies to environmental factors such as dust mites and certain foods contribute to this condition. Immune function is also an important factor, as evidenced by immunoglobulin E (IgE) and increased eosinophilic leukocytes in the blood.…