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European Journal of General Medicine
Medical Investigations Society
ISSN: 1304-3897
Vol. 5, No. 4, 2008, pp. 232-238
Bioline Code: gm08046
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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European Journal of General Medicine, Vol. 5, No. 4, 2008, pp. 232-238

 en Effects Of Allergen Specific Immunotherapy On The Allergens Excluded From The Treatment
Öztürk, Sami; Çalıskaner, Ahmet Z; Güleç, Mustafa; Erel, Fuat; Kartal, Özgür; Karaayvaz, Mehmet & Kutlu, Ali


Aim: Specific immunotherapy is one of the alternative treatments of the allergic diseases. The efficacy of specific immunotherapy was investigated in patients receiving allergen specific immunotherapy with the diagnosis of allergic rhinitis and/or asthma.
Methods: Six child and 11 adult pollen sensitive patients were included in the study. Patients were treated with specific immunotherapy at least 24 months and more. All patients challenged with the mixed inhalant allergen extracts. Some of them were not selected for the specific immunotherapy.
Results: The challenge procedure was tolerated in all patients. Adverse reactions and systemic allergic reactions were not occured.
Conclusion: Allergen specific immunotherapy may alter the natural course of the allergic diseases, and we can treat allergic rhinitis and/or asthma with specific immunotherapy.

Specific immunotherapy, allergens, challenge

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