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Allergy and Immunology

at Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital

Allergy and Immunology Services

Listed below are the conditions most commonly treated by the clinicians with the Allergy and Immunology team at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital. Also listed are some common therapeutic intervention techniques.

General Conditions

  • Adverse drug reactions
  • Allergic rhinoconjunctivitis - includes symptoms of rhinitis and conjuctivitis
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Angioedema
  • Asthma
  • Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Eosinophilic disorders (hypereosinophilic syndrome, eosinophilic esophagitis)
  • Food allergy
  • Hives
  • Immunodeficiencies
  • Mastocytosis
  • Sinusitis
  • Stinging insect allergy

Therapeutic Interventions

  • Anti-IgE and additional monoclonal antibodies
  • Desensitization
  • Environmental controls
  • Gammaglobin treatment (subcutaneous and intravenous)
  • Immune modulatory medications
  • Immunotherapy (allergy injections)
  • Nasal steroid sprays
  • Oral antihistamines
  • Patient education

Diagnostic Interventions

  • Environmental, food and drug skin testing
  • Food and drug challenges
  • Patch testing


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