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

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Niederberger, "Allergen peptides, recombinant allergens and hypoallergens for allergen-specific immunotherapy," Current Treatment Options in Allergy, vol.
Allergen-specific immunotherapy (SIT) represents the only allergen-specific and disease-modifying approach with long lasting effects for the treatment of allergic patients [51].
We recently noticed that single or fewer major allergens can not only be used to diagnose the genuine sensitization of patients to a given allergen or to the cross-sensitization to several allergenic sources, but also be used for allergen-specific immunotherapy to yield the same effects as the whole allergen mixtures in allergic patients [14, 48, 49].
Allergen-specific immunotherapy (i.e., "allergy shots"), in which small amounts of allergen are intermittently injected under the skin, may desensitize some cats to the offending allergens.
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.
* Induction of a tolerant state in peripheral T cells, an essential step in allergen-specific immunotherapy
(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.