Omalizumab facilitates rapid oral desensitization for peanut allergy.

BACKGROUND Peanut oral immunotherapy is a promising approach to peanut allergy, but reactions are frequent, and some patients cannot be desensitized. The anti-IgE medication omalizumab (Xolair; Genentech, South San Francisco, Calif) might allow more rapid peanut updosing and decrease reactions. OBJECTIVE We sought to evaluate whether omalizumab… (More)