Pediatric allergy study. (Product Marketplace).Children with allergies who receive allergy shots allergy shots See Desensitization therapy. are about half as likely to develop asthma as children not treated with shots, according to according to
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3. a study published in the February 2002 Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology is a scientific journal in the field of allergy and immunology, with an emphasis on clinical relevance. It's the official journal of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. .
The Preventive Allergy Treatment (PAT) study, conducted at six pediatric pediatric /pe·di·at·ric/ (pe?de-at´rik) pertaining to the health of children.
Of or relating to pediatrics. centers in Europe, followed the progress of disease in 205 children ages 6 to 14 with proven allergies to birch, grass pollen, or both. The children were randomly assigned to receive either medications alone to control the allergy symptoms or those medications and shots that treated their allergic condition. After 3 years of treatment, 24% of the children who received allergy shots developed mild asthma symptoms, compared with 44% of those who did not receive the treatment. Those receiving allergy shots also experienced less airway inflammation and fewer allergy symptoms.
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