allergen immunotherapy


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allergen immunotherapy

a process of administering allergenic extracts to patients who suffer from allergic rhinoconjunctivitis and allergic asthma to decrease the degree of hypersensitivity and symptoms by reducing immunologic responses to environmental allergens like pollen, dust, animal dander, and molds; also highly effective for preventing anaphylaxis in patinets allergic to bee venom.

allergen immunotherapy

Desensitization, hyposensitization, immunotherapy Allergy medicine A modality that attempts to ↓ IgE-mediated hypersensitivity to various substances, by administering ever-increasing amounts of an antigen–eg urushiol in poison ivy, sumac, and pollen, to evoke formation of blocking antibodies. See Elimination diet, Immune tolerance; Cf Bee venom therapy.

al·ler·gen im·mu·no·ther·a·py

(alĕr-jen imyū-nō-thāră-pē)
Process of administering allergenic extracts to patients who suffer from allergic rhinoconjunctivitis and allergic asthma to decrease the degree of hypersensitivity and symptoms by reducing immunologic responses to environmental allergens like pollen, dust, animal dander, and molds.
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Allergen immunotherapy and health care cost benefits for children with allergic rhinitis: A large scale, retrospective, matched cohort study.
Since June 2014, European Academy for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) raises awareness for the burden of allergies through its Beware of Allergy Campaign , addressing Asthma, Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis, and Allergic Rhinitis , together with allergy targeted treatment based on Allergen Immunotherapy .
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In the 1980s it was discovered that drops or tablets under the tongue can have the same effect as allergen immunotherapy injections and are much safer.
It is currently recommended that only specialised centres, experienced in allergen immunotherapy, should consider immunotherapy for very carefully selected, suitable patients, until large studies showing a low risk of serious adverse events have been conducted and published.
Furthermore, allergen immunotherapy has been shown to significantly decrease the development of allergic asthma and new allergies in pediatric and adult patients with allergic rhinitis.
ORLANDO - A survey of primary care offices revealed that the majority were not fully equipped to handle adverse reactions to allergen immunotherapy.
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Allergen immunotherapy is an effective adjunct for the treatment of allergic rhinitis.