Biologics and Immunomodulators for Immunobullous Diseases
Immunobullous DiseasesAt ODAC 2023, we had the opportunity to learn about the latest in treatments for blistering diseases from Dr. Karl Saardi, Associate Professor and Director of Inpatient Dermatology at George Washington University. We focused on the pemphigus and pemphigoid group of diseases, which we will review and summarize here. Pemphigus The pemphigus group of diseases is characterized by intraepidermal auto …
Immunobullous Diseases
Omalizumab Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
OmalizumabChronic idiopathic urticaria is urticaria for greater than 6 weeks without an identifiable trigger. Cases relapse in 20% of patients for more than 5 years and be difficult to manage; however, omalizumab is a recently approved option for treatment of chronic idiopathic urticaria showing beneficial outcomes.1 Omalizumab is an injectable monoclonal antibody that has been FDA approved not just for chr …