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Sub-Lingual Immunotherapy: World Allergy Organization Position Paper 2009

G Walter Canonica*, Jean Bousquet, Thomas Casale, Richard F Lockey, Carlos E Baena-Cagnani, Ruby Pawankar, Paul C Potter, Philippe J Bousquet, Linda S Cox, Stephen R Durham, Harold S Nelson, Giovanni Passalacqua, Dermot P Ryan, Jan L Brozek, Enrico Compalati, Ronald Dahl, Luis Delgado, Roy Gerth van Wijk, Richard G Gower, Dennis K Ledford, Nelson Rosario Filho, Erkka J Valovirta, Osman M Yusuf, Torsten Zuberbier, Wahiduzzaman Akhanda, Raul Castro Almarales, Ignacio Ansotegui, Floriano Bonifazi, Jan Ceuppens, Tomás Chivato, Darina Dimova, Diana Dumitrascu, Luigi Fontana, Constance H Katelaris, Ranbir Kaulsay, Piotr Kuna, Désirée Larenas-Linnemann, Manolis Manoussakis, Kristof Nekam, Carlos Nunes, Robyn O'Hehir, José M Olaguibel, Nerin Bahceciler Onder, Jung Won Park, Alfred Priftanji, Robert Puy, Luis Sarmiento, Glenis Scadding, Peter Schmid-Grendelmeier, Ester Seberova, Revaz Sepiashvili, Dírceu Solé, Alkis Togias, Carlo Tomino, Elina Toskala, Hugo Van Beever and Stefan Vieths

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Allergy and Respiratory Diseases, DIMI, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Genoa, Largo Rosanna Benzi 10, Genoa 1-16132 Italy

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World Allergy Organization Journal 2009, 2:233-281  doi:10.1097/WOX.0b013e3181c6c379

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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.