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Sub-Lingual Immunotherapy: World Allergy Organization Position Paper 2009

  • G Walter Canonica1Email author,
  • Jean Bousquet1,
  • Thomas Casale1,
  • Richard F Lockey1,
  • Carlos E Baena-Cagnani1,
  • Ruby Pawankar1,
  • Paul C Potter1,
  • Philippe J Bousquet1,
  • Linda S Cox1,
  • Stephen R Durham1,
  • Harold S Nelson1,
  • Giovanni Passalacqua1,
  • Dermot P Ryan1,
  • Jan L Brozek1,
  • Enrico Compalati1,
  • Ronald Dahl1,
  • Luis Delgado1,
  • Roy Gerth van Wijk1,
  • Richard G Gower1,
  • Dennis K Ledford1,
  • Nelson Rosario Filho1,
  • Erkka J Valovirta1,
  • Osman M Yusuf1,
  • Torsten Zuberbier1,
  • Wahiduzzaman Akhanda1,
  • Raul Castro Almarales1,
  • Ignacio Ansotegui1,
  • Floriano Bonifazi1,
  • Jan Ceuppens1,
  • Tomás Chivato1,
  • Darina Dimova1,
  • Diana Dumitrascu1,
  • Luigi Fontana1,
  • Constance H Katelaris1,
  • Ranbir Kaulsay1,
  • Piotr Kuna1,
  • Désirée Larenas-Linnemann1,
  • Manolis Manoussakis1,
  • Kristof Nekam1,
  • Carlos Nunes1,
  • Robyn O'Hehir1,
  • José M Olaguibel1,
  • Nerin Bahceciler Onder1,
  • Jung Won Park1,
  • Alfred Priftanji1,
  • Robert Puy1,
  • Luis Sarmiento1,
  • Glenis Scadding1,
  • Peter Schmid-Grendelmeier1,
  • Ester Seberova1,
  • Revaz Sepiashvili1,
  • Dírceu Solé1,
  • Alkis Togias1,
  • Carlo Tomino1,
  • Elina Toskala1,
  • Hugo Van Beever1 and
  • Stefan Vieths1
World Allergy Organization Journal20092:233

DOI: 10.1097/WOX.0b013e3181c6c379

Published: 19 November 2009

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World Allergy Organization acknowledges Ronald L. Rabin for reviewing this Position Paper. Ken Rainey, Medical Writer, and Karen Henley, WAO Global Project Director, are acknowledged for their assistance in editing and coordinating the manuscript.

This article is co-published as a supplement to the December 2009 issue of Allergy.

Authors’ Affiliations

Allergy and Respiratory Diseases, DIMI, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Genoa


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