Allergen Avoidance

  • D. Vervloet
  • A. Arnaud


Allergen avoidance may be a specific form of therapy. If a patient is shown to be sensitive to an antigen its removal from the environment may result in marked diminution of symptoms. Recently it was shown that prolonged allergen avoidance also decreased nonspecific bronchial reactivity [11, 14].These results show that it is profitable to review allergens which can be eliminated or decreased and the techniques used for environmental control.


House Dust House Dust Mite Occupational Asthma Allergen Avoidance Dermatophagoides Pteronyssinus 
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