A 40-year-old female asked:
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have high ige(no symptoms) but have hashimotos whih is an autoimmune dise. what help can i seek from an immonologist to address the autoimmune condit?

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Dr. Stevan Cordas
57 years experience Internal Medicine
IgE: Not everyone with elevated ige has obvious allergic symptoms but they may appear later. Hashimotos is a seperate type of autoimmunity not related to the ige or allergies. It has a genetic basis and can be involved with other autoimmune disorders.Njust keep in touch with your primary doc. An immunologist will not help any better.
Answered on Dec 17, 2014
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Dr. Thomas Klein
41 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Limited help: It depends on how high the ige is. There is a condition called hyper ige syndrome. A mildly elevated ige should have no connection to hoshimoto's thyroiditis which is an autoimmune illness.
Answered on Dec 3, 2012

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