Effect of specific immunotherapy added to pharmacologic treatment and allergen avoidance in asthmatic patients allergic to house dust mite.

@article{Maestrelli2004EffectOS,
  title={Effect of specific immunotherapy added to pharmacologic treatment and allergen avoidance in asthmatic patients allergic to house dust mite.},
  author={Piero Maestrelli and Luisa Zanolla and Marcella Pozzan and Leonardo M Fabbri},
  journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology},
  year={2004},
  volume={113 4},
  pages={
          643-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Although several studies support the efficacy of specific immunotherapy in allergic asthma, its benefit compared with that of standardized pharmacologic intervention remains unknown. OBJECTIVE A double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in 72 patients with mild-to-moderate asthma and allergy to house dust mite (HDM; Dermatophagoides species) was conducted to assess the effects of specific immunotherapy added to guideline-adjusted pharmacologic treatment and allergen avoidance… CONTINUE READING

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