TABLE 2.

Specific IgE Antibodies to Food and Inhalant Allergens in Wheezing Infants During the Index Episode of Wheezing.

Specific IgE of ≥0.35 kU/L toAll (n = 80)Age
<12 Months (n = 49)≥12 Months (n = 31)
Food allergens37 (46%)17 (35%)20 (65%)
 Egg white311318
 Cow milk22913
 Fish514
 Wheat1248
 Peanut14410
 Soy bean422
Inhalant allergens14 (18%)1* (2%)13 (42%)
 Timothy grass1-1
 Birch3-3
 Mugwort1-1
 Cat7-7
 Dog8-8
 Horse5-5
D pteronyssinus2-2
C herbarum0-0
  • * Individual inhalant allergen-specific IgE determinations not done because of an inadequate blood specimen.

  • P = .009 vs <12-month-old children (the χ2 test).

  • P < .001 vs <12-month-old children (the χ2 test).