Interleukin (IL)-5 is a potent mediator of the inflammatory cascade in the allergic response. Its predominant role in atopic reactions makes this cytokine an ideal target for blocking the eosinophilic inflammatory hyper-responsiveness to allergens. The management of allergic diseases in childhood-such as severe asthma, atopic dermatitis, and eosinophilic esophagitis-is a challenge. In particular, there are concerns regarding the use of high-dose corticosteroids. Over the last few years, biologics targeting IL-5 or IL-5 receptor-that are mepolizumab, reslizumab, and benralizumab-represent a new, promising, and more personalized therapeutic option.

Anti-{IL}-5 in pediatric allergic diseases

Laura Tenero;Michele Piazza;Giorgio Piacentini
2020-01-01

Abstract

Interleukin (IL)-5 is a potent mediator of the inflammatory cascade in the allergic response. Its predominant role in atopic reactions makes this cytokine an ideal target for blocking the eosinophilic inflammatory hyper-responsiveness to allergens. The management of allergic diseases in childhood-such as severe asthma, atopic dermatitis, and eosinophilic esophagitis-is a challenge. In particular, there are concerns regarding the use of high-dose corticosteroids. Over the last few years, biologics targeting IL-5 or IL-5 receptor-that are mepolizumab, reslizumab, and benralizumab-represent a new, promising, and more personalized therapeutic option.
2020
IL-5
asthma
benralizumab
biologics
children
mepolizumab
reslizumab
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