sublingual immunotherapy

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sublingual immunotherapy

Abbreviation: SLIT
Allergen desensitization in which the antigen is administered in droplet form under the tongue instead of being injected subcutaneously. SLIT is a relatively safe form of immunotherapy and is often used at home instead of in a medical office, several times a week.

Patient care

Adverse effects include oral itching or swelling and gastrointestinal upset. The incidence of systemic side effects may be reduced with SLIT as opposed to immunotherapy by subcutaneous injection.

See also: immunotherapy
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