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I have got a high level of IgE, Is this allergic asthma infectious ?

Dear Sir, I have got a high level of IgE, (236.7 IU/ml). Shall it lead me to asthma? Is this allergic asthma infectious? Thanks, Dipak
Asked On : Mon, 4 Apr 2011
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Allergist and Immunologist 's  Response
Hello Dipak,
A raised IgE level has many causes, most commonly (in the world) include parasitic infections, then atopy (tendency for allergy), allergic disorders (such as dust allergy, pollen allergy etc), allergic asthma, and the (very rare) hyper-IgE syndrome with IgE >5000.
There is usually no need to repeat IgE level but getting specific IgE tests done (blood test) or skin prick test to various allergens may help if you think you have a specific allergy.
I hope that was useful.
Answered: Sat, 7 Jul 2012
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Pulmonologist Dr.Ketankumar Chaudhary's  Response
asthma is never infectious. UR IG E LEVEL > 100 MEAN 236 SO YOU ARE PRONE TO ALLERGIC DISORDER. IF U R SYMPTOMATIC LIKE RUNNING NOSE , DYSPNEA AT NIGHT OR EARLY MORNING AND IF RECURRENT THAN U GO FOR FULL TREATMENT FOR TO REDUSE IGE LEVEL. TEST IG E LEVEL EVERY 6 MONTH.
Answered: Wed, 4 May 2011
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Pediatrician Dr. Akshay Joshi's  Response
see raised IgE dosnt surely mean that u r going to develop asthma. but u r genetically prone for asthma or other allergic manifestations if ur family history for allergy(ATOPY) is positive. but persistance of raised ige ur allergic immunity to certain specific antigens and persistance/exposure of those antigens.asthma is never infectious.
Answered: Mon, 4 Apr 2011
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