TITLE

Immunotherapy

PUB. DATE
December 1999
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/30/99 Supplement, Vol. 161, pS21
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the role of immunotherapy in the management of asthma. The efficacy of immunotherapy in treating asthma remains controversial. The results of the studies also vary considerably. Information on the studies conducted to determine the efficacy of immunotherapy is provided. The factors to consider in using immunotherapy for asthma are also mentioned.
ACCESSION #
22957923

 

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