Table 2

Distribution of Ascaris-specific IgE values by RAST classification in children (n = 271)
RAST rating IgE level (kU/L) Frequency Row percentage
0 < 0.351 206 76.01
1 0.35 - 0.692 17 6.30
2 0.70 - 3.493 31 11.40
3 + 3.50 + 4, 5, 6, 7 17 6.27
All Ascaris-specific IgE positive8 65 24.00

1Absent or undetectable allergen specific IgE.

2Low level of allergen specific IgE.

3Moderate level of allergen specific IgE.

4High level of allergen specific IgE: 3.50 - 17.49.

5Very high level of allergen specific IgE: 17.50 - 49.99.

6Very high level of allergen specific IgE: 50.0 - 100.00.

7Extremely high level of allergen specific IgE: > 100.00.

8 Any RAST response > 0.34 kU/L.

van Soelen et al.

van Soelen et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:211   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-12-211

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