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PREVALENCE OF RAISED IgE LEVELS AND ABSOLUTE EOSINOPIHIL COUNT IN BRONCHIOLITIS IN CHILDREN AGED 2 MONTHS TO 2 YEARS IN TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL
ABSTRACT:
Backgroundo study the prevalence of raised IgE levels and raised Absolute eosinophil count & RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) antigen by PCR in bronchiolitis between age group of 2 months - 2 years with the occurrence of wheeze after first episode in 1 year follow up.
METHOD:
96 Children between 2 months - 2 years with first episode of bronchiolitis are included with the exclusion criteria of previous heart disease, lung disease, immune deficiency ,second episode of bronchiolitis. In all the children CRP( C reactive protein), IgE ( Immunoglobulin E ), AEC (Absolute eosinophil count), RSV PCR done.