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Title:Worldwide perspectives on venom allergy
Authors:Korošec, Peter (Author)
Jakob, Thilo (Author)
Harb, Harfi (Author)
Heddle, Robert (Author)
Karabus, Sarah (Author)
Lima Zollner, Ricardo de (Author)
Šelb, Julij (Author)
Yu-Hor Thong, Bernard (Author)
Zaitoun, Fares (Author)
Golden, David B. K. (Author)
Levin, Michael (Author)
Tipology:1.02 - Review Article
Organisation:Logo UKPBAG - University Clinic of Respiratory and Allergic Diseases Golnik
Abstract:Venom immunotherapy is the standard of care for people with severe reactions and has been proven to reduce risk of future anaphylactic events. There is a moral imperative to ensure production, supply and worldwide availability of locally relevant, registered, standardized commercial venom extracts for diagnosis and treatment. Insects causing severe immediate allergic reactions vary by region worldwide. The most common culprits include honeybees (Apis mellifera), social wasps including yellow jackets (Vespula and Dolichovespula), paper wasps (Polistes) and hornets (Vespa), stinging ants (Solenopsis, Myrmecia, Pachycondyla, and Pogonomyrmex), and bumblebees (Bombus). Insects with importance in specific areas of the world include the Australian tick (Ixodes holocyclus), the kissing bug (Triatoma spp), horseflies (Tabanus spp), and mosquitoes (Aedes, Culex, Anopheles). Reliable access to high quality venom immunotherapy to locally relevant allergens is not available throughout the world. Many current commercially available therapeutic vaccines have deficiencies, are not suitable for, or are unavailable in vast areas of the globe. New products are required to replace products that are unstandardized or inadequate, particularly whole-body extract products. New products are required for insects in which no current treatment options exist. Venom immunotherapy should be promoted throughout the world and the provision thereof be supported by health authorities, regulatory authorities and all sectors of the health care service.
Keywords:allergy and immunology, venoms, Hymenoptera, bee venoms, wasp venoms, insecta, ants hornet, bumblebee, mosquitoes, venom immunotherapy, immunologic desensitization
Year of publishing:2019
Source:Velika Britanija
COBISS_ID:2048568945 Link is opened in a new window
ISSN on article:1939-4551
OceCobissID:522444313 Link is opened in a new window
DOI:10.1016/j.waojou.2019.100067 Link is opened in a new window
Note:Soavtor iz Slovenije: Julij Selb; "Korosec and Jakob were joint first authors" --> str. 1; Nasl. z nasl. zaslona; Opis vira z dne 8. 11. 2019; Št. članka: 10067;
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Journal:World Allergy Organ. j.
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Rights:© 2019 The Authors
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Licensing start date:06.06.2019