Intervention Review

Venom immunotherapy for preventing allergic reactions to insect stings

  1. Robert J Boyle1,*,
  2. Mariam Elremeli2,
  3. Juliet Hockenhull3,
  4. Mary Gemma Cherry3,
  5. Max K Bulsara4,
  6. Michael Daniels5,
  7. J.N.G. Oude Elberink6

Editorial Group: Cochrane Skin Group

Published Online: 17 OCT 2012

Assessed as up-to-date: 21 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008838.pub2

How to Cite

Boyle RJ, Elremeli M, Hockenhull J, Cherry MG, Bulsara MK, Daniels M, Oude Elberink J. Venom immunotherapy for preventing allergic reactions to insect stings. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 10. Art. No.: CD008838. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008838.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Imperial College London, Department of Medicine, Section of Paediatrics, London, UK

  2. 2

    Imperial College London, Department of Paediatrics, Paediatric Allergy, London, UK

  3. 3

    University of Liverpool, Liverpool Reviews and Implementation Group, Liverpool, UK

  4. 4

    The University of Notre Dame, Institute of Health and Rehabilitation Research, Fremantle, WA, Australia

  5. 5

    The University of Nottingham, c/o Cochrane Skin Group, Nottingham, UK

  6. 6

    University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Department of Allergology, Groningen Research Institute for Asthma and COPD (GRIAC), Groningen, Netherlands

*Robert J Boyle, Department of Medicine, Section of Paediatrics, Imperial College London, Wright Fleming Building, Norfolk Place, London, W2 1PG, UK.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 17 OCT 2012


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