Immunotherapy in cat-induced asthma. Double-blind trial with evaluation of in vivo and in vitro responses.


The efficacy of immunotherapy in cat-induced asthma was studied by use of a purified fraction of cat-pelt extract and a double-blind protocol. Nine active-treatment subjects who received a mean cumulative dose of cat allergen, 1 of 10.9 units, and eight placebo-treatment subjects completed the study. Active treatment resulted in significant reductions in… (More)