Immunotherapy in allergy

Sapan N.

TURK PEDIATRI ARSIVI-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF PEDIATRICS, vol.45, no.3, pp.225-231, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Allergen immunotherapy is one of the methods in the treatment of allergic diseases. It is aimed in the allergen immunotherapy that tolerance is achieved by giving allergen extracts they are sensitized to the patients with allergic complaints in gradually increased doses in certain time intervals to abolish their clinical symptoms. Specific allergen immunotherapy can be an effective mode of treatment in changing the natural history of diseases with allergic etiology. The basic approach in the treatment of allergic diseases is to avoid allergens and medications simultaneously. It has been proven in a number of studies that significant improvements were achieved in asthma symptom scores, the need to use medications was decreased and bronchial hyperreactivity provoked by allergens or nonspecific stimulants was reduced with allergen specific immunotherapy. (Turk Arch Ped 2010; 45: 225-31)