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Changes in IgE sensitization and total IgE levels over 20 years of follow-up.

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dc.contributor.author Amaral, André F.S.
dc.contributor.author Antó i Boqué, Josep Maria
dc.contributor.author Zock, Jan-Paul
dc.contributor.author Deborah, Jarvis
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-09T11:19:47Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-09T11:19:47Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Amaral AF, Newson RB, Abramson MJ, Antó JM, Bono R, Corsico AG. et al. Changes in IgE sensitization and total IgE levels over 20 years of follow-up. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2016 Jun;137(6):1788-95. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaci.2015.09.037
dc.identifier.issn 0091-6749
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/26881
dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND: Cross-sectional studies have reported a lower prevalence of sensitization in older adults, but few longitudinal studies have examined whether this is an aging or a year-of-birth cohort effect. OBJECTIVE: We sought to assess changes in sensitization and total IgE levels in a cohort of European adults as they aged over a 20-year period. METHODS: Levels of serum specific IgE to common aeroallergens (house dust mite, cat, and grass) and total IgE levels were measured in 3206 adults from 25 centers in the European Community Respiratory Health Survey on 3 occasions over 20 years. Changes in sensitization and total IgE levels were analyzed by using regression analysis corrected for potential differences in laboratory equipment and by using inverse sampling probability weights to account for nonresponse. RESULTS: Over the 20-year follow-up, the prevalence of sensitization to at least 1 of the 3 allergens decreased from 29.4% to 24.8% (-4.6%; 95% CI, -7.0% to -2.1%). The prevalence of sensitization to house dust mite (-4.3%; 95% CI, -6.0% to -2.6%) and cat (-2.1%; 95% CI, -3.6% to -0.7%) decreased more than sensitization to grass (-0.6%; 95% CI, -2.5% to 1.3%). Age-specific prevalence of sensitization to house dust mite and cat did not differ between year-of-birth cohorts, but sensitization to grass was most prevalent in the most recent ones. Overall, total IgE levels decreased significantly (geometric mean ratio, 0.63; 95% CI, 0.58-0.68) at all ages in all year-of-birth cohorts. CONCLUSION: Aging was associated with lower levels of sensitization, especially to house dust mite and cat, after the age of 20 years.
dc.description.sponsorship Amaral receives research funding from the Medical Research Council. M. J. Abramson receives research support from E.H.Walters & M.Abramson, Pfizer, and Boehringer Ingelheim and receives consulting fees from AstraZeneca and travel support from Boehringer Ingelheim and Sanofi. P. Demoly receives consulting fees from ALK-Abell o, Circassia, Stallergenes, Allergopharma, Chiesi, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Medam Menarini, AstraZeneca, Pierre Fabra Mediacament, and DBV. R. Jogi receives research support from the Estonian Research Council and receives consulting and lecture fees from Boehringer, Novartis, and GlaxoSmithKline and travel support from GlaxoSmithKline and Boehringer. C. Neukirch receives consulting fees and travel support from ALKAbell o and Stallergenes. D. Nowak receives speaker fees from Mundipharma. I. Pin receives lecture fees from Novartis and MSD and travel support from GlaxoSmithKline, TEVA, and Novartis. R. van Ree receives consulting fees from HAL Allergy BV and speaker fees from Thermo Fisher Scientific. J.-P. Zock receives research support from FIS, Health Institute Carlos III, and the Spanish Ministry of Health. P. G. J. Burney serves on the Novartis Advisory Board. D. L. Jarvis receives research support from the Medical Research Council
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2016 Jun;137(6):1788-95
dc.rights © 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier, Inc. on behalf ofthe American Academy/nof Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. This is an open access article under the CC BY/nlicense (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)./nhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaci.2015.09.037
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subject.other Al·lèrgia
dc.title Changes in IgE sensitization and total IgE levels over 20 years of follow-up.
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dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaci.2015.09.037
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