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Inmunoglobulina E (IgE)

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Inmunoglobulina E (IgE)
(Immunoglobulin (IgE))

La inmunoglobulina E (IgE) es un tipo de proteína del organismo, que se denomina "anticuerpo". Como parte del sistema inmune, desempeña un papel en las reacciones alérgicas. Cuando una persona es alérgica a una sustancia en particular, como un alimento o el polvo, el sistema inmune cree, erróneamente, que esta sustancia, normalmente inocua para el organismo, es en realidad nociva. En un intento de proteger al organismo, el sistema inmune produce IgE para combatir esa sustancia en particular. De esta manera, se inicia una cadena de acontecimientos que provocan los síntomas de la alergia. Si una persona sufre de asma producida por reacciones alérgicas, esta cadena de acontecimientos también derivará en síntomas de asma.

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