Allergen specificity is relevant for immunotherapy prescription in polysensitised children
1 IRCCS-Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria San Martino di Genova, Viale Benedetto XV 6, 16132, Genoa, Italy
2 Istituti Clinici di Perfezionamento, Milan, Italy
3 Scientific Department, Stallergenes, Milan, Italy
Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2012, 38:50 doi:10.1186/1824-7288-38-50Published: 21 September 2012
The sensitization to more allergens, such as polysenitization, is becoming a frequent characteristic of allergic patients, since the childhood. However, this phenomenon is considered an obstacle to prescribe immunotherapy by many doctors. This study investigated the relevance of polysensitization in a cohort of allergic children and evaluated the number of allergen extracts prescribed for these children. There are allergens that are frequent, but not prescribed. This issue should be matter of adequate debate for Italian paediatricians.