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What Could Cause High Ig E Levels
Genetics: The tendency to make more ige in response to foreign substances that enter the body (aka allergens) is inherited. Allergies and parastic infections are the common reasons why people develop high ige levels. There are some rare disorders associated with increased risk of infections associated with very high levels of ige. A board-certified allergist can help sort this out for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son (4) had an IgE level of 1400 (high) what could cause this? He does have eczema and had a few environmental and good allergies.
Consider testing: The ige level that was measured is considered to be extremely high. If your son has pulmonary symptoms, a chest radiograph may be ordered by your physician to document structural changes in the airways. There is a condition called abpa which afffects about 10% of asthmatics and CF patients. Airway fungal sensitization can be measured and tests ordered to detect reactions to fungi as well. ...Read more
WBCs elevated,ige: This senario of elevated eosinophils, lymphocytes and total ige, will most probabely a person has allergic disorder and a viral infection. ...Read more
My son's iGe levels are high. we do allergen shots twice a week for 6 months now. what else could cause constant ear draining and high iGe levels?
Usually allergy: In your son's case, the elevated IgE level is likely related to his allergic diseases. However there are also less common causes for elevated IgE level . Since 20% of the people don't respond to allergy shots and it may take up to a year to experience benefits from them, you need to talk to your allergist re. medication required to control his nasal congestion and ear issues. ...Read more
Can celiac disease cause elevated WBC levels (above 20, 000) and fever ? Is a person wid high IgE level is more prone to celiac as well?
No and No: The elevated WBC calls for a serious workup by your physician -- we don't want to miss endocarditis, leukemia or any of several other troublesome, possibly treatable diseases. The ige system is barely related to the pathogensis of celiac sprue and the assay is worthless to screen for it. I'm glad you're being proactive & hope you'll get straight talk from your physician now. ...Read more
I have bad allergies and a high IgE level (1300). Will this wear my immune system out over time? Also can allergies cause body aches and fatigue?
Maybe: Allergy is from a skewed immune reaction to otherwise innocuous substances- usually a protein. People with allergic asthma are more susceptible to respiratory infections for this reason. Allergy does not usually cause body aches although sleep disruption from your allergic conditions may cause body aches and fatigue. Uncontrolled asthma can cause fatigue. See an allergist. ...Read more
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