Effect of immunotherapy on allergic rhinitis.

Shenbagavalli, S (2014) Effect of immunotherapy on allergic rhinitis. Masters thesis, Madras Medical College, Chennai.

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Abstract

Objective : Effect of SCIT in allergic rhinitis patients sensitive to multiple allergens. Methods : In this study symptom score medication score of 30 allergic rhinitis patient’s were collected. Intradermal skin test, Absolute Eosinophil Count and FEV1% were performed at baseline and 12 months after treatment with subcutaneous Immunotherapy. Result: There is significant improvement in Nasal symptoms and Non-Nasal symptoms. There is better improvement in nasal symptoms compared to non nasal symptoms. Subcutaneous immunotherapy reduces medication requirement. Skin sensitivity reactions have reduced. Patients showed significant symptomatic improvement even when skin sensitivity reactions were present. Immunotherapy lowers total IgE and absolute eosinophil count. Conclusion : SCIT demonstrated clinical improvement in Allergic rhinitis/ Asthma, sensitive to multiple allergen.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Allergy; rhinitis; subcutaneous immunotherapy; FEV1%; IgE; absolute eosinophil count
Subjects: MEDICAL > Otorhinolaryngology
Depositing User: Devi S
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2017 11:50
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2017 11:50
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/917

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