Prevention of anaphylaxis with ant venom immunotherapy

@article{Brown2003PreventionOA,
  title={Prevention of anaphylaxis with ant venom immunotherapy},
  author={Simon G. A. Brown and Robert J. Heddle},
  journal={Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology},
  year={2003},
  volume={3},
  pages={511-516}
}
  • S. Brown, R. Heddle
  • Published 1 December 2003
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Purpose of reviewWorldwide, eight genera of ants have been associated with sting allergy. Until recently only whole ant body extracts have been used for immunotherapy. The purpose of this review is to examine recent advances in the understanding of ant venom allergy and treatment using venom immunotherapy. Recent findingsPublic health problems due to severe ant sting anaphylaxis are not confined to the imported fire ant of North America. Pachycondyla sennaarensis (samsum ant), Pachycondyla… 

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