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How does venom-immunotherapy work?

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Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Venom Immunotherapy: If you have a history of anaphylaxis and confirmed venom allergy by skin testing, venom immunotherapy (VIT) can significantly reduce your risk of having a repeat systemic reaction in the future. With VIT risk of systemic reaction goes down to ~10% (general pop 3%). VIT alters your immune response. While not a cure, VIT significantly reduces your risk. Still need to carry EpiPen (epinephrine).
Answered on May 3, 2015

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