Abraham Reveals How Allergy Treatments Work

Mast Cell

Rush desensitization is a clinical procedure employed on allergic subjects to increase their tolerance to life threatening allergens. The procedure involves administering increasing doses of specific allergens to the patient over a short period of time. This procedure is often applied on patients who react adversely to essential antibiotics and chemotherapeutic drugs. Although this procedure has been utilized for over a century, its underlying mechanism has largely remained elusive. Dr. Soman Abraham and colleagues now report that the cellular target of rush desensitization is the mast cell and reveal the underlying events leading to its inactivation.  Please visit below to learn more.