Specific immunotherapy with Hymenoptera venom: 7 cases of spontaneous provocation

G. Albertini, M. Mariani, C. Maranini, G. Lo Scocco

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Abstract

In a group of patients treated in our Allergological Center with specific immunotherapy with Hymenoptera venom, we tested 7 patients clinically and immunologically: they were stinged by chance. Only 1 patient presented a large local pemphoid reaction. We found neither great alterations of total and specific IgE nor of skin tests before immunotherapy and in the follow-up. The spontaneous challenge could represent the best criterion to evaluate the effectiveness of specific immunotherapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-31
Number of pages4
JournalDermatologia Oggi
Volume5
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1990

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  • Dermatology

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    Albertini, G., Mariani, M., Maranini, C., & Lo Scocco, G. (1990). Specific immunotherapy with Hymenoptera venom: 7 cases of spontaneous provocation. Dermatologia Oggi, 5(4), 28-31.