Adoptive leukocyte immunotherapy. Extracorporeal leukocyte priming (instructing or programming) dramatically increases leukocyte migration and microbicidal activity . Adoptive leukocyte immunotherapy has been convincingly shown to be an effective method for treating chronic viral diseases, as well as antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections (Chernykh et al., 2006).
Drug-based immunotherapy sserves as an additive treatment to support anti-infective capacity of patient's immune defense.
- Infectious lung diseases
- Chronic cystitis
- Bacterial wound infections
- Herpes virus infection
- Papilloma virus infection
Indications for immunotherapy:
• Frequent relapses of the disease
• Inefficiency or insufficient effectiveness of standard treatment.
Contraindications for immunotherapy:
- Severe anemia
- Multiple organ failure.
Advantages and benefits of anti-infective immunotherapy:
- Discontinuation of drug intake or reduction of the drug burden.
- The achievement of pronounced clinical effects in the vast majority of patients.
- No serious side effects.
- Repeated courses of therapy are possible and feasible upon disease relapses.
- The availability of multiple combination options with other therapeutic interventions, including physiotherapy.