9/18/2012 62 year old white female with refractory chronic idiopathic urticaria onset age 50. On high dose cetirizine (20mg bid), theophylline and prednisone 10mg qod. She has been taking Prednisone since 12/'10. Have tried cyclosporin, sulfasalazine, and Singulair - all ineffective. Are you aware of any current studies using omalizumab for refractory urticaria? She would be interested in participating in a clinical trial if one is available. Her serum IgE is 71 IU/ml. Besides her chronic urticaria, she has Hashimoto's thyroiditis, hypercholesterolemia, hypertension and rosacea.