Chapter 26. Immunotherapy for allergic disease: A four-decade investigation

Peter S. Creticos, Lawrence M. Lichtenstein

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This paper describes the early work done with allergen immunotherapy in the treatment of allergic rhinitis and asthma. Furthermore, it cites the mechanistic studies that help define the therapeutic effect of specific allergen immunotherapy. It next explores various experimental approaches that have been investigated to improve the therapeutic response to allergen immunotherapy. Finally, it highlights the recent work with a novel approach in which immunostimulatory DNA is coupled to an allergen in an attempt to further improve the immunogenicity and to attenuate the allergenicity of the therapeutic construct.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)224-228
Number of pages5
JournalClinical and Experimental Allergy Reviews
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
StatePublished - Dec 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • AIC
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • CpG
  • Immunotherapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology


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