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What happens in immunotherapy?

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Dr. Paul Carter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Tolerance

Immunotherapy is a treatment that involves exposure of the immune system to gradually increasing doses of an allergen to which the person is allergic.
During this gradual increase in dose the immune system becomes tolerant or resistant to the exposure reducing the symptoms that a person has on exposure to those allergens in nature.

In brief: Tolerance

Immunotherapy is a treatment that involves exposure of the immune system to gradually increasing doses of an allergen to which the person is allergic.
During this gradual increase in dose the immune system becomes tolerant or resistant to the exposure reducing the symptoms that a person has on exposure to those allergens in nature.
Dr. Paul Carter
Dr. Paul Carter
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Dr. James Sublett
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Tolerance

Specific allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots) causes a switch in the immune system from the allergic state to a less allergic state through the th2/th1 t-cells.
This results in less ige allergy antibody being produced in response to allergen exposure.

In brief: Tolerance

Specific allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots) causes a switch in the immune system from the allergic state to a less allergic state through the th2/th1 t-cells.
This results in less ige allergy antibody being produced in response to allergen exposure.
Dr. James Sublett
Dr. James Sublett
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Dr. James Gulley
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Change immune state

Immunotherapy can be used to train the immune system to recognize and fight infections or cancer, or to tolerize the immune system to specific allergen.

In brief: Change immune state

Immunotherapy can be used to train the immune system to recognize and fight infections or cancer, or to tolerize the immune system to specific allergen.
Dr. James Gulley
Dr. James Gulley
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