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ADULT AND PAEDIATRIC MEDICAL SPECIALISMS

Allergology and Immunology Department

This is the medical specialism responsible for diagnosing and treating pathologies caused by allergies. An allergy is hypersensitivity to a certain substance which can be ingested, inhaled or touched producing a reaction with some characteristic symptoms. This allergic reaction can be triggered in 4 main components:

  • Allergen: Substance causing the allergy.
  • Immunoglobulin e (IgE) Antibody produced by the immune system in response to the allergen.
  • Mast cells: Special cells found on the skin and in the mucus organs (nose, eyes, mouth), full of histamine granules.
  • Histamine: Substance released in the allergic process and which is responsible for the symptoms of the allergy.

 

WITHIN THIS SPECIALIST AREA, YOU WILL FIND THE FOLLOWING TREATMENTS AND DIAGNOSTIC METHODS:

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