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Controlled Studies of Immunotherapy in Asthma

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Abstract:

Controlled studies of immunotherapy in asthma which fulfill the criteria of random assignment, placebo control and blind evaluation were reviewed. Statistically significant clinical benefit was found in four separate studies using extracts of house dust, mixed allergens, mite and cat dander. Difficulty in selecting patients whose asthma is due primarily to specific allergens may account for the failure of some studies to show an effect and is a problem in using immunotherapy in the treatment of asthma.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2500/108854183779070336

Affiliations: Associate Physician, Mass. General Hospital; Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Harvard

Publication date: 1983-06-01

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