Sublingual immunotherapy for house dust mite allergy in Southeast Asian children

Melissa Lee, Bee Wah Lee, Pakit Vichyanond, Jiu-Yao Wang, Hugo Van Bever

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Abstract

Objective: To determine the use and efficacy of sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) for house dust mite (HDM) allergies in Southeast Asian children. Data sources: Aliterature search was performed in Pubmed and the Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology. We also evaluated the literature for similar studies performed in Asia. Study selections: Clinical trials involving children that assess SLIT for HDM allergies in Southeast Asia and Asia. Results: There are no published studies on the use of SLIT for HD Mallergies in Southeast Asian children. However, there are seven studies from Asia which show that there are discrepancies over the benefits of SLIT for HDM allergies in Asian children. Limitations in these studies include small sample sizes and short study periods. Conclusions: We cannot say with certainty what the impact of SLIT is on HDM allergies in Southeast Asian children due to the lack of data. The available studies performed in Asia have their limitations but are suggestive of the potential of SLIT for HDM allergies in Southeast Asian children. This review highlights that good quality clinical research in this area in the Southeast Asian setting is warranted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)190-197
Number of pages8
JournalAsian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology
Volume31
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Nov 29

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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