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A review of allergen-specific immunotherapy in human and veterinary medicine

Authors


Ralf Mueller, Medizinische Tierklinik, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Veterinaerstr. 13, 80539 Muenchen, Germany. E-mail: ralf.mueller@med.vetmed.uni-muenchen.de

Abstract

This article reviews allergen-specific immunotherapy in human and veterinary medicine. Current hypotheses of possible mechanisms of actions are outlined. Indications, success rates, adverse effects and factors influencing outcome of therapy are discussed in humans, dogs, cats and horses.

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