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Pediatric Allergy

Pediatric Allergy

Approximately 300 different specific IgE and component-specific IgE antibody measurements are conducted at our department for diagnosis of allergic diseases. Skin tests are performed to detect allergy to pollen, house mites, cat, dog, horse, fungi, cockroach, latex, honey bee, wasp and numerous foods. Eligible patients are given immunotherapy in the form of a vaccine on the arm or sublingual medication. In order to diagnose food allergies and find out whether or not reaction to specific foods is ongoing, food provocation (loading) tests are performed as well. Food immunotherapy is conducted by using baked foods for children allergic to cow’s milk and eggs. Drug allergies are detected by means of skin tests and drug provocation tests involving penicillin, anesthetics and painkillers. Asthma and other respiratory tract diseases are diagnosed and followed at the respiratory function test lab, where spirometry and plethysmography tests are available. Children younger than 5 years of age are tested for respiratory function using impulse oscillometer. If necessary, an allergy specialist, dietitian, psychiatrist and psychologist support the process of following allergic diseases. 

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