Current Allergy and Asthma Reports

, Volume 1, Issue 6, pp 491–497

Allergen immunotherapy

  • Robert E. Esch
  • Jay Portnoy
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11882-001-0057-8

Cite this article as:
Esch, R.E. & Portnoy, J. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep (2001) 1: 491. doi:10.1007/s11882-001-0057-8

Abstract

Allergen immunotherapy plays an important role in the treatment of allergic diseases and asthma. This article is a brief review of the current approaches, including patient and allergen selection, routes of administration, and use of standardized allergen vaccines. New approaches offering potentially useful strategies based on recent studies of Tcell epitopes, cytokines, and anti-IgE and DNA vaccines also are considered.

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© Current Science Inc. 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert E. Esch
    • 1
  • Jay Portnoy
    • 1
  1. 1.Research and Development, Greer LaboratoriesLenoirUSA