Immunotherapy and asthma

J. E. Brown, P. A. Greenberger*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Allergen immunotherapy can be a valuable modality for selected patients with bronchial asthma. The patients with primarily milder and pollen-induced asthma appear more likely to improve. It may be advisable to administer extracts containing tree, grass, and weed pollens along with dust mite and fungal extracts for patients with multiple allergies. It remains controversial whether animal extract immunotherapy should be used, especially when continued regular exposure to animals occurs. Allergen immunotherapy produces a number of anti-inflammatory effects that likely contribute to reduced asthma symptoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)939-961
Number of pages23
JournalImmunology and Allergy Clinics of North America
Volume13
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 26 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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