[Hyposensitization: indications and expectations].


Allergy is the most frequent immunologic disorder in childhood. The prevalence of allergic complaints among children is estimated as about 10%. The diagnosis of an allergy takes the following factors into account: The patient's history, skin test, determination of total and specific IgE antibodies and a provocation test to a diseased organ. Hyposensitization is recommended for allergic patients without any significant improvement in spite of avoidance of allergen and in spite of pharmacologic therapy. Modified allergens/allergoids demonstrate a comparable efficacy as a conventional subcutaneous allergen immunotherapy. Measurement of specific IgE- and IgG-antibodies permits an evaluation of degree of sensitization and/or immune response to hyposensitization treatment.

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@article{Urbanek1990HyposensitizationIA, title={[Hyposensitization: indications and expectations].}, author={Radvan Urbanek}, journal={Pädiatrie und Pädologie}, year={1990}, volume={25 6}, pages={397-404} }