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Duodecim. 2011;127(12):1273-80.

[How is hyposensitization executed?].

[Article in Finnish]

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  • 1Työterveyslaitos, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, 00250 Helsinki.


Hyposensitization alleviates the symptoms of allergic rhinitis, eye symptoms and asthma by attenuating the underlying allergic inflammation. In the treatment of hymenoptera allergy, hyposensitization may be life-saving. The need for anti-allergic medication decreases markedly with successful hyposensitization. The decision about the initiation of hyposensitization is made by a doctor specialized in allergies together with the patient. Before the treatment decision, the IgE-mediated nature of the allergic symptoms is confirmed by skin-prick or blood tests. With the development of new sublingual hyposensitizations the availability of hyposensitization will improve and its application become more common.

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