Comparisons of alum-precipitated and unprecipitated aqueous ragweed pollen extracts in the treatment of hay fever

Philip S. Norman, Lawrence M. Lichtenstein

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Abstract

In 1969 and 1970, groups of patients with ragweed hay fever never before treated were started on preseasonal courses of immunization with an alum precipitate of aqueous ragweed extract. A comparison between these two groups of patients and a similar group of patients treated with unprecipitated aqueous extract in 1968 shows that treatment with alum precipitate was safely initiated with fewer injections even though a higher dose was administered. The larger cumulative dose appeared to give better IgG antibody responses and greater relief of symptoms. A repeat preseasonal course the next year again required fewer injections of the alum-precipitated extract than a repeat course of aqueous extract.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)384-389
Number of pages6
JournalThe Journal of allergy and clinical immunology
Volume61
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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