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Tag Archives: IgE

IgE—Looking on the Bright Side

By Henry Ehrlich This is the 50th anniversary of the discovery of IgE, known to allergy patients everywhere as the allergic antibody that when attached to mast cells and basophils via high affinity receptors called FceRI can unleash a toxic soup of mediators after encountering specific allergens. Here at AAC world headquarters, we call it […]

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Unnecessary Tests and Treatments? New York Times Editorial Hits Home

By Dr. Paul Ehrlich This morning, the Monday after Easter, I was jolted to attention on the way to the office by my regular Starbucks and by an editorial that began: “If health care costs are ever to be brought under control, the nation’s doctors will have to play a leading role in eliminating unnecessary […]

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