hyposensitization


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hyposensitization

[¦hī·pō‚sen·səd·ə′zā·shən]
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Enzyme potentiated hyposensitization III: Control by sugars and diols of the immunological effect of beta-glucuronidase in mice and patients with hay fever.
Antihistamines and decongestants, cromolyn and steroid cortisone type) nasal sprays, various other forms of steroids, and hyposensitization allergy shots) may be used.
Although most allergists gave tests to determine which species their patients were allergic to, few actually recommended hyposensitization (allergy shots) to animal danders as therapy.
Immunotherapy is desensitization (or hyposensitization) by which the patient is gradually facing progressively larger doses of the known allergen in question.
Injection immunotherapy in the treatment of canine atopic dermatitis: comparison of 3 hyposensitization protocols.
--Potential Treatments: Flea control, steroids, and hyposensitization therapy.
Part I: Prevention--Soap and water, topical barriers, hyposensitization. Cutis, 57, 384-386.
Enzyme-potentiated hyposensitization: Effects of glucose, glucosamine, N-acetylamino-sugars and gelatin on the ability of B-glucuronidase to block the anamnestric response to antigen in mice.
Occasionally, if intradermal tests reveal an allergy to a specific agent, hyposensitization, by injecting increasing amounts of the allergen, may lead to a cure.
Standard protocol for management of atopic dermatitis includes avoidance of allergens (not practically feasible), hyposensitization (regime still to be standardized), systemic corticosteroids (response decreases with passage of time in some dogs and serious side effects in others), tolerization (Muller et al., 1983), antihistaminics, supplementation of essential fatty acids, topical antipruritic agents and combinations there of (Scott et al., 2001).