Omalizumab effect on eosinophilic otitis media and sinusitis: A case report

Hidetoshi Oshima, Toshimitsu Kobayashi, Tetsuaki Kawase

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Abstract

Omalizumab, a monoclonal antibody to human IgE, is used to treat severe asthma and is reportedly effective in other allergic diseases. We report a case of eosinophilic otitis media and sinusitis improved by omalizumab treatment. A 66-year-old woman with severe asthma, eosinophilic otitis media, and sinusitis had omalizumab started to treat asthma. Besides rapidly improving asthma symptoms, it ameliorated eosinophilic otitis media and sinusitis, confirming its hoped for effectiveness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319-323
Number of pages5
JournalPractica Oto-Rhino-Laryngologica
Volume104
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 May 1

Keywords

  • Eosinophilic otitis media
  • Eosinophilic sinusitis
  • Omalizumab

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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