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Transient hair loss in patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria treated with omalizumab


M. Noshela Ghazanfar1 misbah.noshela.ghazanfar@regionh.dk, S.F. Thomsen1,2

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https://doi.org/10.23822/EurAnnACI.1764-1489.08

Summary
Omalizumab (anti-IgE) is used as add-on therapy for antihistamine refractory chronic urticaria patients. The most commonly reported adverse effects were headache, arthralgia, upper respiratory infections, fatigue, nausea and injection-site reactions. However, lately a few cases of hair loss have been reported. We describe a case of transient hair loss in a young female patient after initiating treatment with omalizumab. Despite this side effect, the patient continued with omalizumab treatment for 10 months with good effect.

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Ghazanfar MN, Thomsen SF. Transient hair loss in patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria treated with omalizumab. Eur Ann Allergy Clin Immunol. 2017;49(6):284-285. doi:10.23822/EurAnnACI.1764-1489.08