Omalizumab as an adjuvant therapy for treating severe atopic dermatitis in children. A serie of cases.

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Summary of "Omalizumab as an adjuvant therapy for treating severe atopic dermatitis in children. A serie of cases."

Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic skin disease that affects 5-20% of children. This disease compromises the quality of life. Omalizumab offers a promising role in the treatment of severe atopic dermatitis.


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Name: Revista alergia Mexico (Tecamachalco, Puebla, Mexico : 1993)
ISSN: 0002-5151
Pages: 282-291


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