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Allergo-immunologie [Allergie rhinoconjunctivitis and immunotherapy: an uptodate]

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Rhinitis and allergic conjunctivitis are frequent and may have severe impact on quality of life. Moreover risks of evolution of rhinitis to asthma are high, whereas conjunctivitis may either lead to eye-related complications when some topical drugs (such as steroids) are used, or when severe ailments are belatedly diagnosed. This article enables to review the treatment of allergic rhino-conjunctivitis. It also presents recent progress realized in the domain of allergen specific immunotherapy. In particular, this review underlines the search for hypoallergenic formulations that may minimize the risk of systemic allergic side effects as well as the use of new adjuvants to improve the efficiency of treatment and reduce its duration.

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