Specific IgE against Staphylococcus aureus enterotoxins: An independent risk factor for asthma
The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 06/29/2012
Bachert C et al. – Staphylococcal enterotoxin IgE antibodies, but not IgE against inhalant allergens, are risk factors for asthma severity. The authors hypothesize that the presence of enterotoxin IgE in serum indicates the involvement of staphylococcal superantigens in the pathophysiology of patients with severe asthma.