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Another procedure offered by our Service is desensitization to food, and especially, to drugs. Transient or permanent tolerance can be induced using this method, according to the patient’s needs.
The Outpatient Allergy Service has four offices, a procedures room and a monitoring room, in order to make patients feel more comfortable. Referrals to Specialized Care can also be provided, in case it is considered necessary in other services.
Finally, treatment with allergen-specific immunotherapy also known as “allergy shots” is also available; it induces tolerance to an environmental allergen to which an individual is sensitized and that generates inflammation and disabling symptoms. This treatment is considered by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the only one that can modify the natural history of certain allergic diseases, such as asthma and rhinitis.
The Service has four Allergology specialists, three of them were trained abroad. All of them have extensive knowledge and experience in the management of allergic diseases. One of them has also been trained in Clinical Immunology for the management of patients with primary immunodeficiencies.
Teamworking is critical for this Service; this is why complex cases are frequently discussed conjointly, in order to provide each patient with the best therapeutic option.
Specialized training and teaching are essential to guarantee the availability of a state-of-the-art specialty in the clinic, the region and the country, as well as the academic quality of the Service. Therefore, since 2016, we have a specialization program in Allergology, that will contribute to our society medical specialists with great ethical and scientific values.
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