What is an individual immunotherapy with whole blood or blood plasma?

Individual immunotherapy based on the patient's own whole blood or blood plasma is an alternative form of therapy for the treatment of autoimmune diseases that are caused by a malfunction of the immune system. Immunologically active components are obtained from the patient’s own body material. They are concentrated, activated and processed into a drug. This personalised immunotherapeutic agent has immunomodulating properties that can have a regulating effect on the unbalanced immune system. The disease resulting from the imbalance of the immune system is thus treated causally.

What is the AHIT® therapy according to Dr. Kief?

The AHIT® therapy (autologous immunotherapy) according to Dr. Kief is an individual form of therapy for the treatment of diseases related to the malfunction of the immune system. Immunologically active substances, which can regulate the immune system, are obtained from the patient's blood and urine. They are concentrated, activated and processed into a drug. The preparations are further modified by a special antigen selection determined separately in advance.

What is the difference between the particular individual immunotherapies?

For the AHIT® therapy according to Dr. Kief, an additional blood test (culture transformation test) is required for additional modification, carried out in Dr. Kief’s private practice in Ludwigshafen. The individual immunotherapy with the patient's own whole blood or blood plasma is based exclusively on substances from the patient's own body, does not contain any chemical additives and is characterised by excellent tolerability.

For which indications can the therapies be applied?

The therapies are used with great success in the treatment of so-called atopic diseases such as neurodermatitis, allergic asthma or psoriasis. Inflammatory bowel diseases, rheumatic disorders and chronic susceptibility to infections have also been successfully treated. All these disorders are often caused by a dysfunction (incorrect control) of the immune system which the therapies can help regulate.

Is the individual immunotherapy an autohemotherapy?

The individual immunotherapy is not an autohemotherapy. Autohemotherapy is defined as the immediate reinjection of freshly drawn autologous blood. In the case of our therapies, certain immunologically important substances are isolated from the patient's blood and urine and then processed. This processing is carried out according to the applicable guidelines for pharmaceutical companies. Using this method, a high-quality and strictly controlled individual drug is produced.

What should I do to get the medicine prescribed?

The manufacture of the individual pharmaceutical product may be prescribed by doctors who cooperate with FBM-PHARMA and have been approved by the authorities. For further information, please contact us here.

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What does the individual immunotherapy cost?

Depending on age, diagnosis and severity of the disease, there are different forms of therapies with different manufacturing processes and application possibilities. This results in various prices which we will tell you upon request. This way you can choose the best form of therapy together with your therapist. Feel free to contact us here for a specific quote.

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How long do the therapies last?

The therapies for the treatment of atopic diseases usually last 8-12 months.

How should the drugs be taken?

There are various forms of administration. The individual drugs from the patient's own blood are either combination preparations from drops for ingestion and syringes for subcutaneous (under-the-skin) injection or pure drop preparations. A detailed dosing schedule facilitates the regular application of your individual drug.

What side effects does the individual immunotherapy have?

Since the individual immunotherapeutic agents are made of the body's own material, they are well-tolerated and thus virtually free of side effects. They are free of cortisone and synthetic ingredients. In some cases, an initial aggravation of the symptoms (similar as in homeopathy) was observed at the beginning of the therapy.

What side effects does the AHIT® therapy have?

The AHIT® therapy preparations are made from the body's own material and are generally well-tolerated. Occasionally, the addition of selected antigens can lead to hypersensitivity reactions.

How long does it take to get "my" medicine?

Due to the elaborate manufacturing process and microbiological quality controls, the manufacturing process lasts depending on the manufactured preparations approx. 4 weeks.

Are the therapies only available on prescription?

Yes, individual immunotherapies are prescription drugs.

Will the health insurance companies bear the costs?

This question cannot generally be answered with a yes or no, since health insurance companies are not obliged to pay for the costs. However, we recommend that all patients submit a query on costs to their health insurance before starting the treatment. We will be pleased to send you a quotation. Our experience shows that some health insurance companies are willing to refund the costs.