Immunotherapy for allergy to insect stings

Arnon Goldberg, Yoseph A. Mekori, Claude A. Frazier, Martin D. Valentine, Lawrence M. Lichtenstein

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Abstract

To the Editor: A major problem in treating accidental insect stings is uncertainty about whether patients were stung by the insects to which they were sensitive. In the article by Valentine et al. (Dec. 6 issue)1 summarizing the results of their work with accidental insect stings in children, the authors chose not to challenge their patients with stings deliberately, but rather to let stings occur naturally. In doing so, they must have relied on their previous work,2 in which 87 percent of accidental stings were inflicted by insects to which the patients were clinically sensitive. In that work, an increase.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1220-1221
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume324
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 25 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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