Staphylococcal superantigen-specific IgE antibodies: degree of sensitization and association with severity of asthma

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Elabras Filho, José; Mello, Fernanda Carvalho de Queiroz; Lupi, Omar; Bica, Blanca Elena Rios Gomes; Papi, José Angelo de Souza; França, Alfeu Tavares;
  • Publisher: Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisiologia
  • Subject: Asthma | Immunoglobulin E | Superantigens | Bacterial toxins | Staphylococcus aureus | Asma | Imunoglobulina E | Superantígenos | Toxinas bacterianas

ABSTRACT Objective: To determine the presence of staphylococcal superantigen-specific IgE antibodies and degree of IgE-mediated sensitization, as well as whether or not those are associated with the severity of asthma in adult patients. Methods: This was a cross-secti... View more
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