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Omalizumab as a desensitizing agent and treatment in mastocytosis: a review of the literature and case report.
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PMID:  24811015     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Patients with all forms of mastocytosis can experience urticaria, abdominal cramps, nausea, diarrhea, or hypotension due to release of mediators by mast cells. Patients with mastocytosis and Hymenoptera venom allergy can develop severe adverse reactions to Hymenoptera stings. In addition, patients with mastocytosis and on venom immunotherapy are at high risk for incomplete protection and fatal reactions. Recent literature has reported the use of omalizumab as an adjunctive treatment in patients with mastocytosis, used for both symptom improvement and to dampen adverse effects caused by venom immunotherapy. This article reviews the literature regarding omalizumab use in the treatment of mastocytosis and for protection against the adverse effects during venom immunotherapy. In addition, we report the case of a patient at high risk and with cutaneous mastocytosis, whose symptoms improved with concomitant administration of omalizumab and venom immunotherapy.
Kristin C Sokol; Aasia Ghazi; Brent C Kelly; J Andrew Grant
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of allergy and clinical immunology. In practice     Volume:  2     ISSN:  2213-2198     ISO Abbreviation:  J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract     Publication Date:    2014 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-05-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101597220     Medline TA:  J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  266-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2014 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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