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Immunotherapy produces long term clinical remission

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 21 August 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:467
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

    The use of allergen immuno-therapy to treat seasonal allergic rhinitis produces clinical improve-ments that continue after treatment has stopped, according to the results of a randomised, placebo controlled trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine (1999;341:468-75).

    A study in 1991 showed that injections with a grass pollen vaccine reduced symptoms and the need for hayfever medication in patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis that could not be controlled with antiallergic drugs (BMJ 1991;302:265-9). Dr Stephen Durham and …

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