A 40-year-old female asked:
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?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Stevan Cordas answered
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
Dr. Thomas Klein answered
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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