The evolution of allergen immunotherapy from empirical desensitization to immunological treatment.

In its century-long history, allergen immunotherapy (AIT), has shown continuous evolution in terms of the materials and the treatment schedules used, the adequate duration, and the mechanisms of action underlying its clinical efficacy. The passage from the empirical phase of AIT to the era of evidence-based medicine (EBM) was associated with achievement of… CONTINUE READING