Table 2: Demographic and clinical data of the 76 patients enrolled in the study.

GroupN =TreatmentVespula/ApisSex (M/F)Age (range)Age (mean)Local large reactions*Systemic allergic reactions§ Grade§
(I) (II)(III)(IV)  

A27Ultrarush18/919/816–7639.1126(3) (3) (12) (8)
B25Rush16/916/918–6840.3124(5) (4) (13) (2)
C24Slow Conventional16/816/819–6938.6222(2) (6) (10) (4)


*It is defined as a swelling exceeding a diameter of 10 cm which lasts longer than 24 h.
§Classified according to Müller [9]: grade I: urticaria, pruritus, and malaise; grade II: angioedema, chest tightness, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and dizziness; grade III: dyspnoea, wheeze, stridor, dysphagia, and hoarseness; grade IV: hypotension, collapse, loss of consciousness, incontinence, and cyanosis.