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Repetitive immunoadsorption cycles for treatment of severe atopic dermatitis.

Abstract
The purpose of the study was to investigate the clinical efficacy of repetitive IgE immunoadsorption (IA) cycles in severe atopic dermatitis (AD) with high serum IgE levels. A total of seven patients with severe AD with a history of no significant or longterm Scoring Atopic Dermatitis (SCORAD) reduction and total serum IgE levels >700 IU/mL were enrolled. The patients received one to five series of IA (Ig-Therasorb adsorber columns; Miltenyi Biotec, Teterow, Germany) each consisting of five consecutive treatments which were performed on a monthly regimen. Overall, one patient received one, two patients two, one patient three, two patients four and one patient five cycles of IA. IA was well tolerated in all the studied AD patients and led to a significant decrease of SCORAD and IgE levels during each IA cycle in all the patients. The relative decrease of SCORAD and serum IgE levels after treatment was 11.1% and 80%, respectively, after five immunoadsorption series, 24.1% and 83.6%, respectively, after four series, 37.6% and 75.9%, respectively, after three series, 27.9% and 74.2%, respectively, after two series, and 25.1% and 74.8% after the 1st IA cycle. One of the patients exhibited a long lasting clinical benefit over more than 12 months after the 5th IA cycle. Repetitive IA with more than two cycles at intervals of 4 weeks induces a profound and persisting IgE reduction which is remarkable clinical efficacy improving SCORAD in severe AD with high serum IgE levels.
AuthorsGeorg Daeschlein, Sebastian Scholz, Stine Lutze, Ruediger Eming, Andreas Arnold, Hermann Haase, Michael Hertl, Michael Jünger
JournalTherapeutic apheresis and dialysis : official peer-reviewed journal of the International Society for Apheresis, the Japanese Society for Apheresis, the Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy (Ther Apher Dial) Vol. 19 Issue 3 Pg. 279-87 (Jun 2015) ISSN: 1744-9987 [Electronic] Australia
PMID25511754 (Publication Type: Journal Article, Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't)
Copyright© 2014 The Authors. Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis © 2014 International Society for Apheresis.

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