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therapy designed to produce immunity to a disease or to enhance resistance by the immune system

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Does allergen-specific immunotherapy represent a therapeutic option for patients with atopic dermatitis?
Allergen-specific immunotherapy (allergy shots) Hyposensitization (also called desensitization or allergy vaccination) involves subcutaneous injection of relevant allergens at intervals and in increasing concentrations (induction period), until target maintenance dose is reached.
Angany Genetics CEO, Dr Loic Faye, stated that the purified and high quality allergens will be offered to pharmaceutical manufacturers for the development of allergen-specific immunotherapy for the treatment of house dust mite and pollen allergies, and later, food and animal dander allergies.
Beneficial effects of allergen-specific immunotherapy include:
1) Allergen-specific immunotherapy was introduced in 1911 by Noon for the treatment of allergic disorders caused by inhaled antigens.
They emphasise the need for further studies and provide opportunities for curative allergen-specific immunotherapy in carefully selected patients.
Especially venom allergic and allergic rhinitis patients in this group show highly successful response to allergen-specific immunotherapy (20,22).
Attempted treatment with allergen-specific immunotherapy, where a patient received monthly injections with an allergen extract for three to five years, failed because it could cause anaphylaxis as a side effect.