Allergy / Immunology
Allergy and Immunology encompasses the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of problems with the human immune system. It is our goal to provide optimal care for our patients and to promote understanding of allergic disorders.
Our expert team develops individual care plans that meet each child’s needs, and with a dedicated focus on the pediatric population, we are able to provide the highest quality treatment for our patients.
Primary immune deficiencies can present themselves in many ways, including recurrent infections, unusual infections and autoimmune diseases. People with primary immune deficiencies have a reduced ability to resist or rid themselves of infectious diseases. Their immune system is either absent or is only partially functional due to a hereditary or genetic defect. This deficiency can be in one or more of the parts of the body’s immune system. For each patient, our goal is to lead to improved treatment and quality of life.
Complete diagnostic and consultative program for infants, children and adolescents, including:
- Immune deficiency
- Allergic rhinitis
- Drug allergy
- Food and insect allergy
- Chronic urticaria
- Ocular allergy
- Atopic dermatitis
- Antibody deficiencies
- Complement deficiencies
- Cell-mediated immune deficiencies
- Skin or in vitro allergy diagnostic testing
- Spirometry testing
- Laboratory assessment of humoral and cellular immune function
Visit all your child's specialists in one trip to Driscoll Children's Hospital!
For your convenience, please ask any of our specialty clinics to coordinate all of your child's appointments in one day.
You can contact us at (361) 694-5000 or call your specialty clinic directly for further assistance.