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Determinations of IgG4 Antibodies in Treated Hymenoptera Sensitive Patients

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Hymenoptera therapy with honeybee venoms has been practiced for the past ten years. A variety of studies have evaluated the short term effects of this therapy. This study focuses on the long term effects using venom specific IgE and IgG4 determinations. Results from the study indicate that after venom immunotherapy there is a rapid and prolonged rise in specific IgG4. This continues for several years, but after four or five years the specific IgG4 response seems to wane.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: January 1, 1988

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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.

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