Hamad Medical Corporation's (HMC) Allergy and Immunology
Service has been accredited as an Urticaria Center of Reference and Excellence by the Global Allergy and Asthma European Network (GAALEN).
Dubai Hospital's allergy and immunology
department treated approximately 1,236 patients last year of which 612 received treatment in the immunology clinic and 624 received treatment in the allergy clinic.
HMC's Allergy and Immunology
Awareness Program (AIAP) is focused on educating the public about allergies and immunology and empowering patients and their families to increase patient satisfaction and confidence and reduce emergency room visits due to allergy-related illnesses.
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Suomalainen, "Low frequency of [CD4.sup.+], but not [CD8.sup.+], T cells expressing interferon-[gamma] is related to cow's milk allergy in infancy," Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
"Our research shows that high levels of dichlorophenol-containing pesticides can possibly weaken food tolerance in some people, causing food allergy," the Telegraph quoted Elina Jerschow, assistant professor of allergy and immunology
at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, as saying.
Professor Hasan Arshad, a consultant in allergy and immunology
at Southampton General Hospital, found that allergies such as asthma and eczema were genderrelated and not simply hereditary.
"In the past, studies looking at the effect of parental allergy on children have not split their samples according to the sex of the child, having assumed the mother and father influence is identical in males and females," explained Prof Arshad, who is also chair of allergy and immunology
at the University of Southampton.
The findings "run contrary to what we thought several years ago" about how childhood milk allergies are treated, and will help "challenge older dogma," said Wesley Burks, chief of pediatric allergy and immunology
at Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina.
About the RIKEN Research Center for Allergy and Immunology
Thirty-five academics and practitioners from the U.S., Germany, and Japan--all specialists in the field of allergy/immunology, rheumatology, and pulmonology--contribute 20 chapters describing real-life, challenging cases they have encountered in allergy and immunology
. Each of the 20 chapters contains two or more case studies , collectively covering not only the common allergic diseases such as allergic rhinitis, asthma, and food allergy but also areas in immune regulation, autoimmunity, and immunodeficiences.