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Allergy and Clinical Immunology: specialties

Allergy

We diagnose and treat all types of allergy: respiratory, food and drug. 

Respiratory allergy

We treat the associated symptoms and monitor the child's allergic reaction in our respiratory function laboratory.

It is not covered by public health

Education programmes

We run education programmes on the management of respiratory and food allergies for children and families.

It is not covered by public health

Multiple food allergies

We use a comprehensive approach to allergies to different foods. A multidisciplinary team ensures that children with dietary restrictions are growing properly.

It is not covered by public health

Food oral immunotherapy

We are one of the few centres in Spain to offer this treatment to children with very high levels of sensitisation.

It is not covered by public health

Atopic dermatitis

We tackle this skin disorder and its relationship to the causes of allergies.

It is not covered by public health

Chronic urticaria

We use a comprehensive approach, together with the Dermatology Department.

It is not covered by public health

Eosinophilic oesophagitis

We offer joint management with the Gastroenterology Department for optimal diagnosis and treatment of patients with this rare disease.

It is not covered by public health

Technology

  • We use cutting-edge technology to evaluate respiratory function: plethysmography, lung diffusion testing (gas exchange), spirometry, airway resistance measured by the interrupter technique, exhaled nitric oxide (eNO) breath test.
  • We perform  bronchial challenge tests with cold air, methacholine, allergens and treadmill stress tests. 
  • We have a day hospital where, under the safest possible conditions for children, we do the challenge testing required for the diagnosis and monitoring of allergies. 
  • We work with Hospital Clínic de Barcelona's Immunology Department on the extended molecular diagnosis of allergies, as well as on basophil activation test methods.

 

Clinical immunology

We diagnose and treat:

Primary immunodeficiencies (PID)

Currently more than 300 types of PID have been identified. They require specialist management for both diagnosis and treatment.

Secondary immunodeficiencies

We treat patients with immunodeficiencies caused by immunosuppressive or immunomodulator treatments, in the case of children who have received transplants.
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