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Curr Med Res Opin. 2015 May;31(5):939-41. doi: 10.1185/03007995.2015.1027182. Epub 2015 Mar 31.

Sublingual immunotherapy in children and its potential beneficial collateral effect on respiratory tract infections.

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Department of Pediatrics, Sapienza University of Rome , Rome , Italy.

Abstract

Although directed to the control of allergic symptoms, a possible effect of sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) on susceptibility to infections has been hypothesized. Two hundred sixty-five children aged between 3 and 4 years of age affected by allergic rhinitis completed a 6 year prospective case-control study. One hundred forty-three children after 2 years of SLIT reported a lower prevalence of respiratory tract infections when compared to children not undergoing SLIT.

KEYWORDS:

Antibiotics; Children; Respiratory infections; Sublingual immunotherapy

PMID:
25753228
DOI:
10.1185/03007995.2015.1027182
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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