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Table 2 Number of patients reacting to immunotherapy

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

Type of reaction During incremental dosing During maintenance dosing
Large local reaction 14 5
Itching in throat or nose / vomiting 18 1
Urticaria 11 2
Sedation 51 25
SAR 45 5
Joint / muscle pain 21 26
Tachycardia 10 1
Total 170 65