Table I.

Characteristics of patients and controls

DiagnosisNo. of PatientsSex (male/female)Age (years)aAtopy (positive/negative)bTotal IgE (IU/ml)aBlood Eosinophils (%)a
BA236 /1743.3 (19–60)13 /10197 (75–500)11.9 (5–26)
BA and AD247 /1725.3 (19–63)15 /3858 (130–4010)10.5 (6–22)
AD only139 /436.7 (20–52)7 /6444 (130–1020)7.5 (3–11)
HES73 /439.4 (21–63)0 /7105 (30–185)19.4 (13–33)
IEE94 /541.6 (25–53)0 /9113 (20–145)8.9 (6–11)
Parasitic infection42 /230.7 (22–39)1 /3625 (295–980)15.5 (12–21)
Healthy controls93 /438.8 (29–62)0 /971 (25–110)4.08 (2–7)
  • a Mean value (range of patients).

  • b Positive subjects had at least one positive skin prick or radioallergosorbent/celluloseallergosorbent test.