Efficacy of injection immunotherapy with ragweed and birch pollen in elderly patients.

@article{Asero2004EfficacyOI,
  title={Efficacy of injection immunotherapy with ragweed and birch pollen in elderly patients.},
  author={Riccardo Asero},
  journal={International archives of allergy and immunology},
  year={2004},
  volume={135 4},
  pages={332-5}
}
  • Riccardo Asero
  • Published 2004 in International archives of allergy and immunology
BACKGROUND The role of specific immunotherapy (SIT) in elderly allergic patients is still debated. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess whether SIT is associated with a better control of symptoms and a better quality of life also in older allergic patients. METHODS The effect of injection SIT was assessed in 39 patients [age >54 years, median 59; 29 patients (74%) with asthma, otherwise healthy] monosensitized to birch (n = 20) and ragweed (n = 19). Thirty-three younger subjects… CONTINUE READING

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