Omalizumab for the treatment of chronic idiopathic or spontaneous urticaria.
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.
Department of Dermatology and Allergy, Charité-Universitätsmedizin, Berlin.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: The New England journal of medicine
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23432142
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa1215372
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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
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.
A potent second-generation histamine H1 antagonist that is effective in the treatment of allergic rhinitis, chronic urticaria, and pollen-induced asthma. Unlike many traditional antihistamines, it does not cause drowsiness or anticholinergic side effects.
A histamine H1 receptor antagonist that is effective in the treatment of chronic urticaria, dermatitis, and histamine-mediated pruritus. Unlike its major metabolite CETIRIZINE, it does cause drowsiness. It is also effective as an antiemetic, for relief of anxiety and tension, and as a sedative.
A spontaneous diminution or abatement of a disease over time, without formal treatment.
Histamine H1 antagonist used in treatment of allergies, rhinitis, and urticaria.