What are IgE-Mediated Food Allergies?

Also known as: food allergies.

IgE is short for immunoglobulin E, an antibody that is part of the body’s immune system (the system that protects the body from invading bacteria/viruses and other foreign material) present in the bloodstream. IgE type of food allergy refers to a specific type of abnormal immediate-type hypersensitivity immune inflammatory reaction, usually to a protein in a food.

Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP

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