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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The authors conclude that gp-ASIT+ is a potential candidate for Allergen Immunotherapy (AIT) and is to be further validated in AIT trials.
Four products recently became available in the United States that allow for allergen immunotherapy via the sublingual route.
LOS ANGELES -- A new Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis has concluded there is no consistent evidence that specific allergen immunotherapy is beneficial in patients with atopic dermatitis, Dr.
They write: "We believe that manufacturers and suppliers of allergen immunotherapy extracts need to acknowledge the significant clinical impact of treatment interruption and have a responsibility to ensure that allergen immunotherapy extract supply disruptions are minimized.
Allergen immunotherapy involves the repeated administration of an allergen extract in order to induce a state of immunological tolerance, with a reduction in clinical symptoms and requirements for medication during subsequent natural allergen exposure.
Allergen immunotherapy, while expensive, is a long-term treatment that reduces symptoms, reduces the need for medication, improves the quality of life, prevents the development of asthma, and actually has the potential to alter the natural course of the disease.
HOUSTON -- Whether atopic dermatitis should be treated with allergen immunotherapy is still a matter of debate, as high-quality trial evidence remains scant, but clinical practice is starting to recognize the potential use of subcutaneous and sublingual immunotherapy for certain presentations of the disease.
HOUSTON--Whether atopic dermatitis should be treated with allergen immunotherapy is still a matter of debate, as high-quality trial evidence remains scant, but clinical practice is starting to recognize the potential use of subcutaneous and sublingual immunotherapy for certain presentations of the disease.
Allergen immunotherapy for house dust mite: clinical efficacy and immunological mechanisms in allergic rhinitis and asthma.
Europe has the most developed market, with subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT), sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT), and allergen immunotherapy tablets (AITs) all being available.
22 July 2014 - French allergen immunotherapy (AIT) company Stallergenes SA (EPA:GENP) said it had taken over Argentinean sector player Alegro Pharma Srl.
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.