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News, views, & reviews: chronic urticaria: omalizumab and review of therapeutic options.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23839196     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Chronic idiopathic urticaria is a rare but significantly life-altering skin disease. Recent developments in immunology have promoted our understanding of its autoimmune pathology, but treatment options have not yet developed at the same pace. When antihistamines aren't sufficient, the next steps for treatment have less evidence for support. Fortunately, a Phase III clinical trial has shown that the monoclonal antibody omalizumab, approved for use in asthma, can reduce symptoms of chronic idiopathic urticaria when added to maximal doses of H1-antihistamines. Therapeutic options for chronic idiopathic urticaria are reviewed.<BR><BR> <EM>J Drugs Dermatol.</EM> 2013;12(6):715-716.
Authors:
Kendra Gail Bergstrom
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of drugs in dermatology : JDD     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1545-9616     ISO Abbreviation:  J Drugs Dermatol     Publication Date:  2013 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-07-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101160020     Medline TA:  J Drugs Dermatol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  715-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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