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Table 7 Reaction to sting in common wasp allergic patients during IT. Number of times stung

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 Inadequate dosage Adequate dosage
No / local swelling 7 (1) 132 (23)
Sedation 2 (1) 25 (10)
Itching / urticaria etc. 0 7
SAR 14 (14) 9 (7)
Joint / muscle pain 0 3 (3)
Tachycardia 0 2 (1)
Total 23 (16) 178 (44)
  1. In parenthesis number of times adrenaline was administered.