CRICR is starting a specialized Clinical Immunology & Allergy consultation and extended facility for comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of different types of Allergies and Immunological disorders.
This unit will be managed by a senior Clinical Immunologist with a DM qualification and extensive training in Clinical Immunology and Allery, who will be able to manage disorders related to the immune system
Diseases typically seen by an Immunologist / Allergist (often referred to as an Allergist) include:
- Respiratory tract-related conditions such as allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, asthma, hypersensitivity pneumonitis and occupational lung diseases
- Gastrointestinal disorders caused by immune responses to foods, including eosinophilic esophagitis or gastroenteritis, and food protein-induced enteropathies
- Skin-related allergic conditions such as atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, acute and chronic urticaria, or angioedema
- Adverse reactions to foods, drugs, vaccines, stinging insects and other agents
- Allergic diseases of the eye, such as allergic conjunctivitis
- Diseases primarily affecting the immune system, including primary immune deficiencies such as severe combined immune deficiency syndromes, antibody deficiencies, complement deficiency, phagocytic cell abnormalities, or other impairments in innate immunity and acquired immune deficiency
- Systemic diseases including anaphylaxis and systemic diseases involving mast cells or eosinophils
- Diseases associated with autoimmune responses to self-antigens, such as auto-inflammatory syndromes
- Immunological issues related to stem cell, bone marrow and / or organ transplantation
The existing infrastructure available at CRICR which includes a systematic approach to disease identification, diagnosis, management, immunotherapy as per requirement and counselling will be able to enrich this wing of Clinical Immunology & Allergy.
Specialized diagnostic methodologies required including Immunological / Serological Allergy Panel Tests for different allergens, etc. are already being done in an established way at our linked laboratory ChanRe Diagnostic Laboratory.