Predicting the clinical efficacy of house dust mite immunotherapy in bronchial asthmatics by multiple quantification analysis type II

R. Soda, C. Okada, K. Takahashi, S. Katagi, A. Kanehiro, G. Kimura, S. Okamoto, S. Tada, I. Kimura

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Abstract

To predict the clinical efficacy of house dust mite immunotherapy (IT) for bronchial asthma, clinical factors before IT were analyzed in relation to clinical efficacy. The factors analyzed were severity, skin test threshold, age at which IT was started, duration of asthma, onset of asthma, FEV 1.0%, serum IgE levels before IT, the presence of allergens other than HD, family history of atopic disease, complications with other allergic diseases, sex, seasonality of attacks and the maintenance dose. The clinical efficacy ranging from good response to no benefit was well discriminated by this analysis. The rate of discrimination was about 90%, indicating clinical usefulness of the method. In this study, skin test threshold seemed to be the most important factor, followed by FEV 1.0%. While severity and age have been reported to be important, those who show good FEV 1.0% and low skin test threshold, regardless of their severity or age, may be good candidates for IT.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1771-1775
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Allergology
Volume42
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1993

Keywords

  • bronchial asthma
  • house dust mite
  • immunotherapy
  • multi-factorial analysis
  • prospective factor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy

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    Soda, R., Okada, C., Takahashi, K., Katagi, S., Kanehiro, A., Kimura, G., Okamoto, S., Tada, S., & Kimura, I. (1993). Predicting the clinical efficacy of house dust mite immunotherapy in bronchial asthmatics by multiple quantification analysis type II. Japanese Journal of Allergology, 42(12), 1771-1775.