Sublingual Immunotherapy in Allergic Rhinitis and Asthma

Part of the Allergy Frontiers book series (ALLERGY, volume 5)

Since the recognition and approval of sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) by the World Health Organization and the European Association of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in 1998 [1, 2], there was been a worldwide interest in the use of this treatment for allergic diseases.

Sublingual immunotherapy has been shown to be effective in rhinitis and asthma; it is extremely safe and unlike subcutaneous immunotherapy, represents a form of immunotherapy which can be used beyond the specialized allergy centers.


Allergic Rhinitis Allergy Clin Immunol Grass Pollen House Dust Mite Oral Tolerance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Allergy Diagnostic and Clinical Research UnitUniversity of Cape Town Lung InstituteMowbraySouth Africa

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