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Division of Allergy
Our division manages the treatment of severe allergies, including atopic dermatitis, food allergies and bronchial asthma. Recent advancements in medical science target treatment with no adverse side effects, resulting in improved quality of life for children and their families.
All doctors in our division are board-certified pediatricians and six of us are also board-certified allergy specialists. We work together under the supervision of two of our advisory consultants, oversee sections of the outpatient unit, as well as supervise clinical fellows who are in charge of inpatients.
Diagnosis and treatment policy
We devise personalized treatment based on clinical guidelines and highly reliable medical evidence. Our policy is to provide patients and their caregivers the best outcomes through a comprehensive approach that incorporates best practice and patient education.
We have extensive experience treating the condition as well as its complications, including insomnia caused by itchiness, delayed growth and poor school attendance. In past cases, we successfully treated all complications after administering appropriate treatment at our facilities. We show patients how to use topical steroids without experiencing adverse effects and to maintain healthy skin after remission induction.
Our division manages diagnostic and therapeutic care for patients with food allergies, including food protein-induced enterocolitis and eosinophilic gastroenteritis. We first administer an oral food challenge test to patients in order to provide an accurate diagnosis, and then we devise a suitable course of oral immunotherapy, or recommend the careful elimination of allergenic foods. Our division first provided oral immunotherapy in 2004, and we continue to monitor and improve its efficacy and safety in the treatment of food allergies.
We use various methods to manage intractable asthma including appropriate medication based on an assessment of asthma severity and applied behavioral analysis such as relaxation training and systematic desensitization.
Atopic dermatitis and eczema, food allergy, food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome, drug allergy, bronchial asthma, urticaria, angioedema, latex allergy
Oral immunotherapy for specific food allergies, applied behavioral analysis for intractable allergic diseases and related disorders
Frequently performed tests
Oral food challenge test, skin prick test, blood test for allergen-specific IgE antibody, respiratory function test,methacholine and exercise challenge test for airway hyperresponsiveness