A comparison of attrition rates in patients undergoing sublingual immunotherapy vs subcutaneous immunotherapy.

@article{Hsu2012ACO,
  title={A comparison of attrition rates in patients undergoing sublingual immunotherapy vs subcutaneous immunotherapy.},
  author={Nicole M Hsu and William R Reisacher},
  journal={International forum of allergy & rhinology},
  year={2012},
  volume={2 4},
  pages={280-4}
}
BACKGROUND Effective allergy immunotherapy (IT) requires patient compliance. Numerous studies have shown high noncompliance rates in patients undergoing IT. For patients enrolled in subcutaneous IT (SCIT), noncompliance rates were noted to range from 11% to 50%, whereas sublingual IT (SLIT) patients had noncompliance rates ranging from 3% to 25%. Comparing noncompliance rates is difficult because noncompliance in SCIT is defined as withdrawal from therapy, whereas in SLIT it is considered poor… CONTINUE READING
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