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Antolin-Amerigo D.,University of Alcalá | Moreno Aguilar C.,Hospital Universitario Reina Sofia | Vega A.,Seccion de Alergologia | Alvarez-Mon M.,University of Alcalá
Current Allergy and Asthma Reports | Year: 2014

Venom immunotherapy (VIT) is the most effective form of specific immunotherapy to date. Hitherto, several relevant queries remain unanswered, namely optimal doses, duration, and means of assessment. Important progress has been lately made in terms of diagnosis by means of component-resolved diagnosis. Moreover, basophil activation test results in patients with negative serum immunoglobulin E (IgE) and skin prick test confer this technique a promising future, although these outcomes shall be considered with caution. This review aims to unravel the important advances made on diagnosis, management, and prognosis and also focuses on several undetermined aspects of VIT. © 2014 Springer Science+Business Media.

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