venom immunotherapy

venom immunotherapy

A type of allergic desensitization therapy for Pts who are highly susceptible to hymenopteran venom
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But a smaller number use what's known as venom immunotherapy, or VIT, to dramatically reduce the risk of reactions.
Venom immunotherapy has been established as specific treatment for Hymenoptera venom allergy patients in developed countries.
Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today launched the Jack Jumper Ant Clinic at Monash Health which will deliver a lifesaving jack jumper ant venom immunotherapy program that desensitises people with a jack jumper ant allergy.
Venom immunotherapy or allergy shots markedly reduce the risk of a systemic reaction to re-stings.
She added: "We provide venom immunotherapy for Merseyside, Cheshire and North Wales and some patients travel even further.
* Patients with stinging insect-triggered anaphylaxis should avoid stinging insects and be assessed for subcutaneous venom immunotherapy (protects up to 90% of adults and 98% of children against anaphylaxis from future stings).
There are a few venom immunotherapy centres in Britain where you can be desensitised to wasp venom.
Clinical and immunologic studies of rapid venom immunotherapy in Hymenopterasensitive patients.
But available data support the recommendation of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology that venom Immunotherapy be used for at least 3-5 years in all patients with a history of severe systemic honeybee, wasp, or hornet sting reactions and a positive intradermal venom skin test, speakers agreed in a symposium at the AAAAI's annual meeting.
Patients who are severely allergic to the venom of stinging insects can now be treated with venom immunotherapy. For a long time these allergic people could be immunized only with whole body preparations, which was presumed to contain the venom of the specific insect.