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Table 2 Specific IgE against inhalant and food antigens and CD8/CD4

From: Comparison of IgG against plastic resin in workers with and without chemical dermatitis

   Dermatitis  
   Yes No  
  Units Median (Range) Median (Range)  
Nonspecific IgE IU/mL 84.3 (15.1 - 442) 76.6 (6.9 – 1,930) n.s.
Dermatophagoides farinae lumicount 0.44 (0–68.3) 20.8 (0.24 - 99.9) p < 0.05
House dust lumicount 0.32 (0–3.43) 0.38 (0–19.1) n.s.
Cat lumicount 0.16 (0–5.19) 0.23 (0–1.46) n.s.
Dog lumicount 0.28 (0.07 - 0.56) 0.43 (0–24.1) n.s.
Timothy grass lumicount 0.32 (0.16 - 18.4) 0.8 (0–99.6) n.s.
Vernal grass lumicount 0.09 (0–12.7) 0.33 (0–75.3) n.s.
Ragweed mix lumicount 0.06 (0–0.16) 0.02 (0–4.46) n.s.
Mugwort lumicount 0.08 (0–1.93) 0 (0–96.4) n.s.
Japanese cedar lumicount 0.72 (0–81.5) 0.65 (0–49.8) n.s.
Penicillin lumicount 0 (0–0.07) 0 (0–2.38) n.s.
Cladosporium lumicount 0 (0–0.25) 0.01 (0–2.08) n.s.
Candida lumicount 0 (0–0.33) 0 (0–1.17) n.s.
Alternaria lumicount 0 (0–0.12) 0 (0–0.77) n.s.
Aspergillus lumicount 0.13 (0–0.32) 0.3 (0–3.99) n.s.
Wheat lumicount 0 (0–0.1) 0 (0–1.56) n.s.
Soy bean lumicount 0.05 (0–0.21) 0.02 (0–2.58) n.s.
Rice lumicount 0.02 (0–0.14) 0 (0–2.93) n.s.
Tuna lumicount 0.02 (0–0.26) 0.11 (0–1.26) n.s.
Salmon lumicount 0.05 (0–0.23) 0.09 (0–0.59) n.s.
Shrimp lumicount 0 (0–0.27) 0.18 (0–0.98) p < 0.05
Crab lumicount 0.04 (0–0.22) 0.13 (0–9.48) n.s.
Cheddar cheese lumicount 0.01 (0–0.27) 0 (0–0.21) n.s.
Milk lumicount 0.08 (0–0.42) 0 (0–1.13) n.s.
Beef lumicount 0 (0–0.16) 0 (0–0.8) n.s.
Chicken lumicount 0 (0–0.08) 0.01 (0–1.02) n.s.
Egg white lumicount 0.12 (0–0.36) 0.08 (0–0.53) n.s.
Cortisol ug/dL 4.8 (2.5 - 12) 5 (3.5 - 19.4) n.s.
IFN-gamma IU/mL Under detection limit Under detection limit  
IL-1beta pg/mL 5 (5–5) 5 (5–13) n.s.
IL-2 U/mL Under detection limit Under detection limit  
IL-5 pg/mL 6.2 (2.5 - 9) 5.3 (2.5 - 9) n.s.
IL-4 pg/mL 10.8 (3.6 - 31.1) 7.2 (3.6 - 11.1) n.s.
IL-6 pg/mL 1.2 (0.6 - 18.6) 1.3 (8–41.2) n.s.
CD8(+)CD4(+) % 1.5 (0.4 - 5.5) 0.8 (0.4 - 1.9) n.s.
CD8(+)CD4(−) % 26.8 (14.5 - 37.7) 25.3 (15.2 - 35.1) n.s.
CD8(−)CD4(+) % 49.3 (31.8 - 57.8) 47.7 (43.7 - 62.2) n.s.
CD8(−)CD4(−) % 21.7 (15.1 - 37.2) 25.3 (16.1 - 27.5) n.s.
CD4/CD8 ratio   1.77 (1.04 - 3.11) 1.92 (1.23 - 4.01) n.s.
  1. Significance was calculated using Wilcoxon rank-sum (Mann–Whitney) test
  2. *Lumicount by multiple allergen simultaneous test (MAST)-26 chemiluminescent assay systems [7, 12]