IgE-Mediated Allergies

  • R. Urbanek
Conference paper


IgE-mediated immune reactions are but one kind of allergic reaction. In this early-reaction type the IgE, which is bound to the surface of mast cells and basophil granulocytes, is responsible both for allergen-antibody induced degranulation and for the release of mediators. Medical symptoms depend, on the one hand, on the degree of the patient’s sensitivity and, on the other, on the respective manner in which the allergen enters the body. IgE-mediated reactions cause the development of obstructive bronchitis and rhinoconjunctivitis in the respiratory tract and can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and severe colic in the gastrointestinal tract.


Atopic Dermatitis Celiac Disease Food Allergy Inhalable Allergen Basophil Granulocyte 
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