Home Print this page Email this page Small font size Default font size Increase font size
Users Online: 109
Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 47-48

Successful allergen immunotherapy with horse dander allergy


Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
S. N. Gaur
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, New Delhi - 110 007
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0972-6691.134225

Rights and Permissions

Allergic disease induced by animal exposure is a well-known fact. Exposure to dander of pets such as cats and dogs can lead to allergic manifestations of allergic rhinitis, allergic asthma, and contact urticaria is a well-recognized fact. Allergy to horses can also present with all these symptoms as well as anaphylaxis in the subjects who are previously sensitized. Horse allergy is induced by exposure to the major horse allergens Equ 1 through five with the level of exposure determining the level of severity. Greatest risk of anaphylaxis occurs in those sensitized patients who have large amounts of animal allergen exposure, with maximum chances with animal bite as it exposes the sensitized persons to large quantities of the animal allergen that resides in the saliva. Horse allergy may be successfully treated with allergen specific immunotherapy.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed1259    
    Printed46    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded101    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal