Sublingual immunotherapy in children with allergic rhinitis
Sublinguale immunotherapie bij kinderen met allergische rhinitis
Allergic rhinitis is one of the most prevalent chronic diseases in Europe. Besides nose symptoms such as sneezing and a blocked nose, patients also suffer from general complaints like fatigue, sleeping problems and difficulty concentrating. Allergic rhinitis can have a serious impact on the daily life of children, because it interferes with their social activities, hobbies and schoolwork. Allergen avoidance and symptomatic treatment will only result in short-term relief. Allergen-specific immunotherapy on the other hand, targets the cause of the disease and can induce long-term remission of the allergic symptoms. This thesis presents an overview of the evidence for the efficacy of immunotherapy in children with allergic rhinitis and the results of the STARDROP-study. In this study the clinical efficacy, immunological effects and adherence to sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) with a grass pollen extract in children with hay fever were investigated.
|M.Y. Berger (Marjolein) , R. Gerth van Wijk (Roy)|
|Erasmus University Rotterdam|
|The STARDROP-study was funded by Artu Biologicals (main sponsor) and Stichting Astma Bestrijding|
|Organisation||Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam|
Röder, E. (2012, February 29). Sublingual immunotherapy in children with allergic rhinitis. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/31635