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Xolair Is Effective in Allergics with a Low Serum IgE Level.

Ankerst, Jaro LU ; Nopp, A; Johansson, S G O; Adédoyin, J and Oman, H (2010) In International Archives of Allergy and Immunology1994-01-01+01:00 152(1). p.71-74
Abstract
Background: Two atopic patients suffering from severe allergy difficult to handle by conventional medication were given Xolair despite an IgE level <30 kU/l. Methods: Increasing dosages were given and monitored by clinical evaluation and CD-sens to clinically relevant allergens. The patients' IgE antibody fractions were 11-14%. Results: Xolair dosages extrapolated from a recommended dose for IgE of 30-75 kU/l were adapted to the patients' IgE body pool but had very little effect. The double dose resulted in some clinical improvement and a decrease in CD-sens. However, not until the dose was doubled again did the patients become symptom free, although 1 patient needed some additional drugs but no oral steroids. CD-sens turned negative to... (More)
Background: Two atopic patients suffering from severe allergy difficult to handle by conventional medication were given Xolair despite an IgE level <30 kU/l. Methods: Increasing dosages were given and monitored by clinical evaluation and CD-sens to clinically relevant allergens. The patients' IgE antibody fractions were 11-14%. Results: Xolair dosages extrapolated from a recommended dose for IgE of 30-75 kU/l were adapted to the patients' IgE body pool but had very little effect. The double dose resulted in some clinical improvement and a decrease in CD-sens. However, not until the dose was doubled again did the patients become symptom free, although 1 patient needed some additional drugs but no oral steroids. CD-sens turned negative to 5 of the 7 tested allergens. Conclusions: Xolair is most useful also in atopics with an IgE level <30 kU/l. The dose must be adjusted to the size of the IgE antibody fraction adding all non-cross-reacting, clinically relevant specificities. (Less)
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International Archives of Allergy and Immunology1994-01-01+01:00
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  abstract     = {Background: Two atopic patients suffering from severe allergy difficult to handle by conventional medication were given Xolair despite an IgE level &lt;30 kU/l. Methods: Increasing dosages were given and monitored by clinical evaluation and CD-sens to clinically relevant allergens. The patients' IgE antibody fractions were 11-14%. Results: Xolair dosages extrapolated from a recommended dose for IgE of 30-75 kU/l were adapted to the patients' IgE body pool but had very little effect. The double dose resulted in some clinical improvement and a decrease in CD-sens. However, not until the dose was doubled again did the patients become symptom free, although 1 patient needed some additional drugs but no oral steroids. CD-sens turned negative to 5 of the 7 tested allergens. Conclusions: Xolair is most useful also in atopics with an IgE level &lt;30 kU/l. The dose must be adjusted to the size of the IgE antibody fraction adding all non-cross-reacting, clinically relevant specificities.},
  author       = {Ankerst, Jaro and Nopp, A and Johansson, S G O and Adédoyin, J and Oman, H},
  issn         = {1423-0097},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {71--74},
  publisher    = {Karger},
  series       = {International Archives of Allergy and Immunology1994-01-01+01:00},
  title        = {Xolair Is Effective in Allergics with a Low Serum IgE Level.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000260086},
  volume       = {152},
  year         = {2010},
}