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Table 2 Levels of milk allergen-specific IgG4 antibodies.

From: The usefulness of casein-specific IgE and IgG4 antibodies in cow's milk allergic children

Test CMA group Non-CMA group Non-milk sensitized control group
   Tolerant Negative AC NAC
  n = 61 n = 11 n = 11 n = 28 n = 31
Casein 0.36 (< 0.07-13.4) 0.46 (< 0.07-25.4) 24.8 (0.17-197) 5.2 (0.14-64.7) 1.3 (< 0.07-125)
   p-value - NS < 0.001 < 0.001 NS
α-lactalbumin < 0.07 (< 0.07-2.7) < 0.07 (< 0.07-1.8) 7.1 (0.09-52.9) 2.0 (< 0.07-44.7) 1.2 (< 0.07-25.1)
   p-value - NS < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.01
β-lactoglobulin < 0.07 (< 0.07-3.5) 0.09 (< 0.07-1.8) 5.2 (< 0.07-16.5) 1.5 (< 0.07-20.6) 0.53 (< 0.07-28.2)
   p-value - NS < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001
  1. Results are presented as median concentrations (mgA/L) with range.
  2. For details about the different groups/subgroups, see method section. Significant differences compared to the CMA group are shown by the p-value. NS indicates non-significant difference.