通年性アレルギー性鼻炎に対する免疫療法 : T細胞の抗原反応性からみた作用機序  [in Japanese] Allergen-Specific Immunotherapy for Perennial Allergic Rhinitis : Changes in Allergen-Specific T Cell Responses  [in Japanese]

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Abstract

This study was designed to investigate the working mechanism of Immunotherapy at the level of T cell reactivity to the allergen and to determine possible predictable factors of successful Immunotherapy for allergic rhinitis. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells were obtained from 60 patients with perennial allergic rhinitis due to Dermatophagoides farinae, and were cultured with Der f 1 for 96 hours to determine the cytokine synthesis. Forty-six patients were treated for 2 years with Immunotherapy using standardized D. farinae extracts, and the remainder were treated with antiallergic medications. Clinical improvement was obtained in more than 90% of the patients treated with Immunotherapy. IL-5 synthesis was significantly reduced in the patients treated with Immunotherapy. However, such reduction was not observed in the patients treated with antiallergic medications. The suppression of the allergen-induced IL-5 synthesis was most likely to be involved in the working mechanism of Immunotherapy. However, this study has failed to determine predictable factors of successful Immunotherapy for allergic rhinitis.

Journal

  • Practica Oto-Rhino-Laryngologica

    Practica Oto-Rhino-Laryngologica 95(1), 93-104, 2002-01-01

    The Society of Practical Otolaryngology

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    10008098751
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AN00107089
  • Text Lang
    JPN
  • Article Type
    ART
  • ISSN
    00326313
  • Data Source
    CJP  J-STAGE 
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