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Omalizumab for the treatment of chronic idiopathic or spontaneous urticaria.

07:00 EST 7th March 2013 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Omalizumab for the treatment of chronic idiopathic or spontaneous urticaria."

Many patients with chronic idiopathic urticaria (also called chronic spontaneous urticaria) do not have a response to therapy with H-antihistamines, even at high doses. In phase 2 trials, omalizumab, an IgE monoclonal antibody that targets IgE and affects mast-cell and basophil function, has shown efficacy in such patients.

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Department of Dermatology and Allergy, Charité-Universitätsmedizin, Berlin.

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Name: The New England journal of medicine
ISSN: 1533-4406
Pages: 924-35

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A long-acting, non-sedative antihistaminic used in the treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis, asthma, allergic conjunctivitis, and chronic idiopathic urticaria. The drug is well tolerated and has no anticholinergic side effects.

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