Omalizumab is a monoclonal antibody, targeting Fc receptor of IgE, approved for the treatment of allergic asthma and chronic spontaneous urticaria. Its utility in atopic dermatitis appears controversial from data in literature since the molecule is well tolerated but it seems less effective than other medications used in adult patients (eg, Dupilumab). At present, the use of Dupilumab is not approved in pediatric patients therefore there are no second level treatments available in this age group. Here we report two clinical cases of patients (15 and 16 years old) suffering from both atopic dermatitis and asthma, treated with Omalizumab. Our experience suggests that atopic eczema of young patients with allergic comorbidities can benefit from asthma treatment with Omalizumab observing improvement on both conditions.

Omalizumab for treatment of refractory severe atopic dermatitis. A pediatric perspective

Iannelli, Mauro;Vaccaro, Mario;Spinuzza, Antonietta;Panasiti, Ilenia;Barbalace, Andrea;Pajno, Giovanni B
2020

Abstract

Omalizumab is a monoclonal antibody, targeting Fc receptor of IgE, approved for the treatment of allergic asthma and chronic spontaneous urticaria. Its utility in atopic dermatitis appears controversial from data in literature since the molecule is well tolerated but it seems less effective than other medications used in adult patients (eg, Dupilumab). At present, the use of Dupilumab is not approved in pediatric patients therefore there are no second level treatments available in this age group. Here we report two clinical cases of patients (15 and 16 years old) suffering from both atopic dermatitis and asthma, treated with Omalizumab. Our experience suggests that atopic eczema of young patients with allergic comorbidities can benefit from asthma treatment with Omalizumab observing improvement on both conditions.
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