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what is venom immunotherapy?

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Dr. Javier Chinen
29 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Tolerate sting: Venom immunotherapy is a treatment to induce tolerance to insect venom (bee, wasp, hornets) to reduce the risk of severe allergic reaction in a patient with allergic senstivity to the insect venom.
Answered on Apr 15, 2015
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