The Allergy & Immunology Program at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s Medical Subspecialties Institute specializes in the diagnosis and management of asthma and other allergy-related conditions. The program’s caregivers offer expert care to meet the needs of our patients with a wide range of allergic and immunologic conditions, including with immunodeficiencies (when the immune system is not working properly).
Several state-of-the-art treatments are available, including allergen immunotherapy (desensitization) with injectable and non-injectable options. Working closely with specialists in pulmonary medicine; dermatology; ear, nose, and throat; and rheumatology, the Allergy & Immunology Program team provides coordinated, patient-centered care.
Allergy & Immunology Program physicians specialize in several allergic and immunologic conditions, including:
The program team sees patients with symptoms that may be caused by an allergy, such as coughs, sinus headaches, or itching. The team also treats patients suffering from less common conditions, such as recurrent infections due to problems with their immune systems.
The highly trained Allergy & Immunology Program team co-manages patients with colleagues from other programs within the Medical Subspecialties Institute. These include specialists in pulmonary medicine; ear, nose, and throat; dermatology; gastroenterology; and rheumatology. The multidisciplinary approach allows patients to receive the most comprehensive treatment possible. For example, patients with celiac disease (gluten allergy) may see an allergist, a gastroenterologist, and a dietician. These specialists complement each other, resulting in care that puts Patients First.
The Medical Subspecialties Institute’s Allergy & Immunology Program offers a variety of cutting-edge techniques to diagnose and treat patients affected by allergic and immunologic conditions.
Diagnosis with Allergy & Immunology
During the first visit, an Allergy & Immunology Program physician obtains a detailed patient history and conducts a physical examination. Based on this information, one or more of the following tests may be performed to help confirm the allergy and determine the best treatment for the patient:
Treatment with Allergy & Immunology
Once a diagnosis is confirmed, patients receive individualized care plans and training for the optimal use of inhalers, nasal sprays and adrenaline autoinjectors (EpiPens). Patients with a specific sensitivity may be offered the option of desensitization. This stimulates the immune system with gradually increasing doses of the substances to which a person is allergic to modify or stop the allergic response. This can be done either with or without injections for a wide range of allergens and drugs, such as aspirin. Patients with severe allergies or immunodeficiency or autoimmunity conditions are provided with state-of-the-art treatments based on international guidelines.
The Medical Subspecialties Institute’s Allergy & Immunology Program team is made up of expert caregivers who are highly trained in diagnosis and treatment of allergic and immunologic conditions, including skin prick testing, patch tests, challenge testing and desensitization procedures.
Caregivers involved in patient care for this program include:
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