Ragweed immunotherapy in adult asthma.

  title={Ragweed immunotherapy in adult asthma.},
  author={Joel S. Klein},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={335 3},
  pages={204; author reply 205-6}
  • Joel S. Klein
  • Published 1996 in The New England journal of medicine
BACKGROUND Although allergen immunotherapy is effective for allergic rhinitis, its role in treating asthma is unclear. METHODS We examined the efficacy of immunotherapy for asthma exacerbated by seasonal ragweed exposure. During an observation phase, adults with asthma who were sensitive to ragweed kept daily diaries and recorded peak expiratory flow rates between July and October. Those who reported seasonal asthma symptoms and medication use as well as decreased peak expiratory flow were… CONTINUE READING