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Allergy Immunotherapy 10/16/2014

With immunotherapy, small doses of allergen administered over a period of time are used to relieve or eliminate the patient's allergy symptoms.

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Selected Ambulatory Disorders in Children and Adolescents 3/20/2012

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Hives 4/14/2007

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