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September 1974

IgE Levels in Sera of Patients With Pemphigus or Bullous Pemphigoid

Author Affiliations

From the Allergy Research Laboratory of the Buffalo General Hospital and the departments of medicine and microbiology, State University of New York, Buffalo.

Arch Dermatol. 1974;110(3):378-381. doi:10.1001/archderm.1974.01630090016003

Elevated serum IgE levels were present in pemphigoid patients but not in those with pemphigus. The exact pathophysiologic or immunologic explanation of the elevated serum IgE levels in pemphigoid has not been determined yet.