Risk of systemic allergic reactions to allergen immunotherapy in a pediatric allergy clinic in Turkey

Erdem S. B., Nacaroglu H. T., Karaman S., Karkmer C. S. U., Gunay I., Dogan D., ...More

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY, vol.84, pp.55-60, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Objectives: Even though allergen immunotherapy is an effective treatment method that has been used on rhinitis, asthma and venom anaphylaxis for over 100 years, systemic reactions (SRs) limit the use of this treatment method. We classified SRs associated with subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT) according to the World Allergy Organization Subcutaneous Immunotherapy Systemic Reaction Grading System. Risk factors for the SRs were assessed.