publication . Article . 1992

Imported fire ant immunotherapy: Effectiveness of whole body extracts

Theodore M. Freeman; Robert D. Hylander; Anna Ortiz; ME Martin;
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  • Published: 01 Aug 1992
Abstract
Abstract The purpose of this study was to determine if whole body extract (WBE) immunotherapy for imported fire ant (IFA) hypersensitivity is effective. This evaluation was carried out by retrospectively interviewing 76 patients with a history of generalized allergic reactions to IFA stings and positive skin tests to IFA-WBE. The study groups consisted of 65 patients on immunotherapy and 11 similar patients who were not treated for various reasons. In addition, an IFA sting challenge was performed in 30 volunteers of the 65 patients on immunotherapy. The retrospective review showed that of the 65 patients on immunotherapy there had been 112 subsequent field-stin...
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Medical Subject Headings: eye diseases
free text keywords: Immunology, Immunology and Allergy, Immunology, Immunopathology, Fire ant, biology.organism_classification, biology, Dermatology, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Allergy, medicine.disease, business.industry, business, Sting, Anaphylaxis, Local Reaction, Immunotherapy, medicine.medical_treatment, Whole body
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