Immunological mechanisms operative in allergen-specific immunotherapy.

  title={Immunological mechanisms operative in allergen-specific immunotherapy.},
  author={Christof Ebner},
  journal={International archives of allergy and immunology},
  volume={119 1},
  • Christof Ebner
  • Published 1999 in International archives of allergy and immunology
Specific immunotherapy (SIT) is the practice of administering increasing doses of allergen extracts to selected subjects suffering from IgE-mediated hypersensitivity, with the ultimate aim of ameliorating the symptoms associated with exposure to the causative allergen. The process is often called hyposensitization or desensitization because one consequence of the treatment is a reduction in sensitivity of the target organ after challenge with the relevant allergen. SIT has been practiced as… CONTINUE READING

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