Rapid Multi-Food Allergy Tx Feasible With Anti-IgE Drug

March 1, 2014 3:50 AM

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Rapid Multi-Food Allergy Tx Feasible With Anti-IgE Drug

Multiple food allergies could be tackled at the same time in a rapid oral immunotherapy regimen together with omalizumab (Xolair), a proof-of-concept study showed.

Of 25 patients treated for up to five allergens simultaneously, 19 got up to a full maintenance dose -- equivalent to about a teaspoon of each offending food -- with no more than minimal rescue therapy on the first day, Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD, of California's Stanford University, and colleagues found.

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