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Treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 20 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1229

Desensitisation for hay fever works

  1. Stephen R Durham (, professor of allergy and respiratory medicine
  1. Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals NHS Trust, London SW3 6NP

    EDITOR—Desensitisation for hay fever, using conventional high dose extracts, does work1 and does modify allergy, as reflected by long term remission of disease for at least three years after treatment, and data indicating reduced progression of hay fever to asthma in children. …

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