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Allergy and Clinical Immunology

As the prevalence of allergic diseases is increasing worldwide, there is a rising need for better care for people suffering from these conditions. There are many treatment options available that can help minimize symptoms and improve quality of life, enabling patients to live an active and productive life.

The Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology provides clinical excellence and individualized care to patients with allergic and immunologic conditions including asthma, allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis, food allergy, drug allergy, animal allergy, environmental illness, insect sting sensitivity, angioedema, acute/chronic urticaria (hives) and anaphylaxis. We perform diagnostic tests such as allergen skin tests, pulmonary function tests, fractional exhaled nitric oxide, induced sputum, bronchial provocation tests for asthma, drug/food provocation tests, and rhinoscopy. We also have a specialized cough clinic where the cause of chronic cough can be determined in 90 percent of the cases. For patients with severe allergic symptoms, allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots) and anti-IgE therapy (Omalizumab) is also available. A special 1-day admission program is provided for patients with CT contrast media hypersensitivity, where CT scans can be safely performed by premedication, alterative contrast agent selection, and close monitoring.

With a rich history as a leader in the research and treatment of allergic diseases in Korea, our division has a strong commitment to meet the national demand for advances in the treatment of allergies and asthma by providing comprehensive patient care, conducting basic and clinical research, and training the next generation of allergy clinicians and researchers.

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