Show Summary Details
Page of

Loveless and wasp-venom immunotherapy 

Loveless and wasp-venom immunotherapy
Loveless and wasp-venom immunotherapy

Anthony Dubois

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 27 February 2021

We have reported that the patient with extreme allergy toward wasp stings can be protected for months by a one-visit, 2½-hr course that conveys 6 sacsful of wasp venom in about six divided doses by the endermal route. Although this probably represents the ultimate abbreviation of effective immunization with fluid venom, experience with emulsified allergen in hay fever has suggested that the entire dose of venom might be tolerated in a single subcutaneous injection if incorporated in mineral oil. At the same time, it seemed likely that an already low incidence of adverse reactions to fluid venom might be further reduced, whereas the resulting immunity might be prolonged. Accordingly, nine polistes-allergic persons were given trial repositories of polistes venom during 1960 and 1961, two other individuals with the same allergy being assigned to fluid venom to provide concurrent data for comparisons.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.