The Department of Clinical Immunology and Allergy at the Royal Adelaide Hospital provides a specialist service for the diagnosis and management of allergic and immunologic diseases affecting the respiratory system, skin, gastrointestinal tract and other systems.
Areas covered include:
- Allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis
- Non-allergic rhinitis
- Allergic and non-allergic sinusitis, nasal polyposis
- Asthma (allergic and non-allergic)
- Urticaria and angioedema
- Anaphylaxis to drugs, insects, foods and unknown causes
- Venom and aeroallergen immunotherapy
- Food allergy
- Drug allergy
- Mast cell disorders
- Immunological lung diseases (e.g. bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, EGPA)
- Systemic autoimmune disorders (e.g. SLE, Sjogren’s syndrome, dermatomyositis)
- Systemic vasculitis including GPA
- Systemic autoinflammatory diseases
- Immunodeficiency, hereditary and acquired (not HIV).
Specialised allergy-related diagnosis and management tools include:
- Skin prick allergy testing (with consultation), intradermal skin testing where appropriate
- Nasal endoscopy
- Day patient challenge testing, desensitisation procedures
- Dietary investigation and advice
- Basic pulmonary function testing
- Diagnostic laboratory
- Immunotherapy programs for allergic disease
- Clinical trials.
Tuesday afternoon clinics are held in level 5, zone E (east wing)
All other clinics will be run through the Medical Day Unit on level 3, zone C.
For more information, phone the Outpatient Call Centre: 1300 153 853