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Table 11 Comparison between 2 different groups of patients with allergy to common wasp according to reaction to sting after cessation of it

From: Insect sting allergy. A study from 1980 to 2003 of patients who started treatment with venom immunotherapy between 1980 and 1998

   A
N = 50
B
N = 17
p values
   No. % No %  
Age ≤ 29 10 20 1 6 0.434
  30–59 34 68 14 82  
  ≥ 60 6 12 2 12  
Gender Male 33 66 9 53 0.391
  Female 17 34 8 47  
Inclusion symptom Vascular 20 40 6 35 0.731
  Respiratory 13 26 3 17 0.485
Inclusion symptom Vascular + respiratory 16 32 8 47 0.38
SPT pos. inhalation allergens   15 30 6 35 0.684
Reaction to rush regimen No / local swelling 29 58 7 41 0.020
  SAR 4 8 6 35 0.013
Pos. SPT to venom 5 th year   16 32 9 53 0.123
Venom RAST, pos. 5 th year   26/48 54 11/14 79 0.129
Total IgE ≥ 123, 5 th year   9/44 20 6/14 43 0.158
Duration of IT in years   7.1 (5–15)   6.5 (5–10)   0.156
  1. A: Patients allergic to common wasp who have had a minimum of 5 years of immunotherapy at full dose and have not had any reaction to subsequent stings.
  2. B: Patients allergic to common wasp, who have had at least 5 years of immunotherapy at full dose, but after cessation have had serious reactions to stings.