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82nd Annual Meeting of the German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

01.06. - 05.06.2011, Freiburg

Effects of sublingual immunotherapy on patients sensitized to mites

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  • corresponding author Anna Yakinthou - Praxis, Thessaloniki, Griechenland
  • Anastasios Karamanos - Praxis, Thessaloniki, Griechenland
  • Ioannis Megas - Praxis, Thessaloniki, Griechenland

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, Kopf- und Hals-Chirurgie. 82. Jahresversammlung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, Kopf- und Hals-Chirurgie. Freiburg i. Br., 01.-05.06.2011. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2011. Doc11hnod679

DOI: 10.3205/11hnod679, URN: urn:nbn:de:0183-11hnod6799

Published: April 19, 2011

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House dust mites are frequent cause of allergic rhinitis. The most frequent types are Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus and farinae.

Our goal is to study the effects of sublingual immunotherapy in patients sensitized to Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus and farinae, diagnosed with the skin prick test. We had 8 patients, aged 15–45 years old. The duration of the study was one year. The follow-up was performed 4 times yearly, with reference to symptoms, clinical testing and skin prick test. After one year treatment, the allergic rhinitis symptoms and the medication consumption decreased under sublingual immunotherapy. Side effects were not observed.

Sublingual immunotherapy improves the allergic rhinitis symptoms and is absolutely safe.