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Controlled Studies of Immunotherapy in Allergic Rhinitis — A Critical Review.

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Evidence from twelve controlled studies of good experimental design, using the principles of random assignment of patients, placebo control and blind evaluation, supports the conclusion that immunotherapy can be effective in allergic rhinitis, and that this effect is specific and dose related. Only ragweed pollen, grass pollen, tree pollen and mites have been studied, but the effect is probably more general. Whether to use immunotherapy and which extracts to use, cannot be answered entirely by such studies and requires clinical judgement.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: September 1, 1982

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  • Allergy and Asthma Proceedings is a peer reviewed publication dedicated to distributing timely scientific research regarding advancements in the knowledge and practice of allergy, asthma and immunology. Its primary readership consists of allergists and pulmonologists.

    The goal of the Proceedings is to publish articles with a predominantly clinical focus which directly impact quality of care for patients with allergic disease and asthma.

    Featured topics include asthma, rhinitis, sinusitis, food allergies, allergic skin diseases, diagnostic techniques, allergens, and treatment modalities. Published material includes peer-reviewed original research, clinical trials and review articles.

    Articles marked "F" offer free full text for personal noncommercial use only.

    The journal is indexed in Thomson Reuters Web of Science and Science Citation Index Expanded, plus the National Library of Medicine's PubMed service.
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