Columbia Allergy is excited to introduce you to Precision Immune Targeting, also known as ultrasound-guided intralymphatic immunotherapy (ILIT). Precision Immune Targeting is an innovative allergy treatment that uses allergens injected directly into your lymph nodes to desensitize your immune system and relieve your allergy symptoms. This technique works similarly to allergy shots and sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT). However, Precision Immune Targeting has two important benefits over allergy shots and sublingual immunotherapy: the process requires fewer visits and offers rapid results!
Ultrasound-guided immunotherapy can be used to treat environmental allergies to substances like:
- Dust mites
- Pet dander
Precision Immune Targeting consists of 3 ultrasound-guided lymph node injections that are given 4 weeks apart. In comparison, allergy shots require weekly injections for about 7 months and then monthly injections for an average of 3-5 years and SLIT requires daily dosing at home. Ultrasound-guided immunotherapy can provide allergy relief in a matter of weeks.
This procedure is available to all Columbia Allergy patients, but it is only offered at the Fremont, California office. Our specialists at Columbia Allergy will use allergy testing to see if Precision Immune Targeting is right for you. If you are interested in our ultrasound-guided intralymphatic immunotherapy treatment, call your nearest location or schedule an appointment online today!