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Lack of omalizumab efficacy in severe atopic dermatitis with extremely elevated EgE levels: two case reports and a literature rewiev

Authors

NEČAS Miroslav VAŠKŮ Vladimír BŘEZINOVÁ Eva

Year of publication 2019
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Acta dermatovenerologica Alpina, Pannonica et Adriatica
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Citation
Web http://dx.doi.org/10.15570/actaapa.2019.22
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.15570/actaapa.2019.22
Keywords atopic dermatitis; treatment; omalizumab
Description The authors present two cases of severe atopic dermatitis with extremely elevated IgE levels treated with omalizumab. The effect of this treatment was completely unconvincing in both patients, most likely because of extremely elevated IgE values, which could not be eliminated by omalizumab. Our observation is consistent with earlier published literature reporting that omalizumab as a treatment for atopic dermatitis seems to work better in patients with lower levels of IgE antibodies.