What is allergy immunotherapy? Allergy immunotherapy is a causal treatment targeting the underlying allergic disease, affecting basic immunological mechanisms and resulting in the induction of immunological tolerance. Induced tolerance implies disease modification, the clinical effects of which are sustained symptom relief after completed treatment and/or prevention of disease progression. The latter includes impeded aggravation of existing symptoms, preventing the development of asthma in children with allergic rhinoconjunctivitis and, potentially, also preventing supervening new allergies.
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