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Fig. 2 | BMC Gastroenterology

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From: Food IgG4 antibodies are elevated not only in children with wheat allergy but also in children with gastrointestinal diseases

Fig. 2

Serum concentrations and medians of wheat and rice sIgG4 in children from the control group and in children with IgE mediated wheat allergy. *wheat/rice: p < 0,05; Mann–Whitney test, **control group: children not suffering from atopy and gastrointestinal diseases in the upper part of the digestive tract (endoscopic and histological examination). In children from the control group wheat or rice sIgG4 were not found. In each of the wheat allergy phases the titers of sIgG4 were significantly higher for wheat than for rice (p < .001). Wheat sIgG4 titers were the same at the time of diagnosis and in the period of tolerance, and decreased during the wheat-free diet (p < .05). Rice sIgG4 the titers were also the same over the three allergy phases

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