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The role of allergen-specific immunotherapy in the treatment of canine atopic dermatitis: Part 1

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  • Sarah Warren BVetMed MSc(ClinOnc) CertVD MRCVS

    Regional Veterinary Dermatologist CVS UK, Southern Region
    1. MILDMAY VETERINARY CENTRE, EASTON LANE, WINCHESTER, HAMPSHIRE. SO23 7RU
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ABSTRACT:

Allergen-specific immunotherapy is used commonly in the management of canine atopic dermatitis. It involves the administration of allergen extracts, identified by either intradermal or serological testing. Efficacy is measured by clinical improvement and/or by a decrease in the need for additional symptomatic therapies over time. Its exact mechanism of action is unclear.

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