Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology

The Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology offers comprehensive services for children with allergies, immune and rheumatologic disorders.

The immune system plays a vital role of protecting the body from, and responding to, infections. Allergic disorders, such as food allergies and hayfever occur when the immune system responds inappropriately to things in the environment that are otherwise harmless to others. Immunodeficiency disorders occur when the immune system cannot properly fight infections, resulting in either recurrent or severe infections.

Allergic disease and immune deficiencies most often develop in the pediatric population. Our specialists focus on comprehensive evaluation and care of these conditions, treatment options for children, and how these immune issues can affect a child’s development and nutrition. 

Allergic conditions include:

  • Allergic rhinitis (Hayfever) + Allergic conjunctivitis
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Asthma
  • Eczema/atopic dermatitis
  • Food allergies
  • Hives/urticaria

Immune disorders and immune deficiences include:

  • Common variable immunodeficiency
  • Congenital immunodeficiences such as severe combined immunodeficiency, chronic granulomatous disease, and DiGeorge syndrome.
  • Hereditary angiodema