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Immunoglobulin E in rectal mucosa of patients with proctitis.

Authors
  • Heatley, R V
  • Calcraft, B J
  • Fifield, R
  • Rhodes, J
  • Whitehead, R H
  • Newcombe, R G
Type
Published Article
Journal
Lancet (London, England)
Publication Date
Nov 22, 1975
Volume
2
Issue
7943
Pages
1010–1012
Identifiers
PMID: 53497
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Rectal-biopsy specimens were obtained from a group of patients with proctitis in different stages of activity. Large numbers of brightly fluorescent IgE-producing cells were demonstrated in rectal-biopsy specimens taken from these patients during disease activity and clinical remission. An immediate hypersensitivity reaction is suggested as one of the mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of proctitis.

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