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Table 8 Reaction to sting after adequate immunotherapy of 5 or more years' duration in common wasp. 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 0–5 years after cessation More than 5 years after cessation Total
No / local swelling 61 (3) 14 75 (3)
Itching / urticaria etc. 5 (2) 0 5 (2)
Sedation 7 (3) 1 8 (3)
SAR 19 (11) 7 (5) 26 (16)
Joint pain 0 0 0
Tachycardia 4 (1) 0 4 (1)
Total 96 (20) 22 (5) 118 (25)
  1. In parenthesis: Number of times adrenaline was administered.