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Table 1 Demographic data, and sensitization frequency to inhalant allergens

From: Intestinal allergic inflammation in birch pollen allergic patients in relation to pollen season, IgE sensitization profile and gastrointestinal symptoms

  S (n = 20) NS (n = 12) C (n = 16)
Men 10 7 5
Women 10 5 11
Age (mean) 37 33 33
Sensitization frequency    
Birch 20 12  
Grass 15 7  
Mugwort 6 6  
Animal dander 11 3  
Dust mites 5 2  
IgE-reactivity (median)    
Total IgE 60.00 kU/L 58.00 kU/L 15.00 kU/L
IgE birch 6.14 kU/L 3.90 kU/L 0.00 kU/L
IgE grass 3.20 kU/L 3.65 kU/L 0.00 kU/L
IgE mugwort 0.05 kU/L 0.20 kU/L 0.00 kU/L
  1. Median IgE values for pollen allergens and total IgE in the subjects included in the study are depicted. NS = no gastrointenstinal symptoms, S = with gastrointenstinal symptoms, C = healthy controls).