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Treatment of Bronchial Asthma-Reply

Treatment of Bronchial Asthma-Reply Abstract —My reasons for failing to include a discussion of hyposensitization therapy are twofold. First, in its usual context, hyposensitization is used for the purpose of preventing asthma rather than for treating it. Second, as you outlined in your letter, hyposensitization is not a recent advance, but a method that has been used for more than 70 years. I am aware of the differences of opinion concerning the advantages of hyposensitization in the adult asthmatic patient. Studies can be cited, including those of Bruce et al,1 which question its efficacy. Other studies document the usefulness of hyposensitization in certain cases.2-4 I am not anxious to enter this controversy, which has existed for many years. I therefore limited my discussion to the drug therapy of asthma, emphasizing recent advances. References 1. Bruce CA, Norman PS, Rosenthal RR, et al: The role of ragweed pollen in autumnal asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol 1977;59:449-459.Crossref 2. Frankland AW, Augustin R: Prophylaxis of summer hay-fever and asthma: A controlled trial comparing crude grass pollen extracts with the isolated main protein component. Lancet 1954;1: 1055-1057.Crossref 3. Aas K: Hyposensitization in house-dust allergy asthma. Acta Paediatr Scand 1971;60: 264-268.Crossref 4. Johnstone DE, Dutton A: The value of hyposensitization therapy for bronchial asthma in children: A 14-year study. Pediatrics 1968;42: 793-802. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Internal Medicine American Medical Association

Treatment of Bronchial Asthma-Reply

Archives of Internal Medicine , Volume 142 (10) – Oct 1, 1982

Treatment of Bronchial Asthma-Reply

Abstract

Abstract —My reasons for failing to include a discussion of hyposensitization therapy are twofold. First, in its usual context, hyposensitization is used for the purpose of preventing asthma rather than for treating it. Second, as you outlined in your letter, hyposensitization is not a recent advance, but a method that has been used for more than 70 years. I am aware of the differences of opinion concerning the advantages of hyposensitization in the adult asthmatic patient. Studies can...
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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1982 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0003-9926
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1538-3679
DOI
10.1001/archinte.1982.00340230225048
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Abstract

Abstract —My reasons for failing to include a discussion of hyposensitization therapy are twofold. First, in its usual context, hyposensitization is used for the purpose of preventing asthma rather than for treating it. Second, as you outlined in your letter, hyposensitization is not a recent advance, but a method that has been used for more than 70 years. I am aware of the differences of opinion concerning the advantages of hyposensitization in the adult asthmatic patient. Studies can be cited, including those of Bruce et al,1 which question its efficacy. Other studies document the usefulness of hyposensitization in certain cases.2-4 I am not anxious to enter this controversy, which has existed for many years. I therefore limited my discussion to the drug therapy of asthma, emphasizing recent advances. References 1. Bruce CA, Norman PS, Rosenthal RR, et al: The role of ragweed pollen in autumnal asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol 1977;59:449-459.Crossref 2. Frankland AW, Augustin R: Prophylaxis of summer hay-fever and asthma: A controlled trial comparing crude grass pollen extracts with the isolated main protein component. Lancet 1954;1: 1055-1057.Crossref 3. Aas K: Hyposensitization in house-dust allergy asthma. Acta Paediatr Scand 1971;60: 264-268.Crossref 4. Johnstone DE, Dutton A: The value of hyposensitization therapy for bronchial asthma in children: A 14-year study. Pediatrics 1968;42: 793-802.

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Archives of Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Oct 1, 1982

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