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MEDICLINIC CITY HOSPITAL

Allergy and Immunology

Mediclinic City Hospital’s new Allergy and Immunology service treats all allergy and immunological diseases, including asthma, contact dermatitis, drug allergies, food allergies and immunodeficiency disorders.

Led by Dr. Ravi Gutta, a highly respected and experienced American board certified allergist and immunologist, the department offers accurate diagnosis and personalised treatment plans for its patients.

Conditions covered by the service include:

Ocular allergy (allergic diseases of eye):

  • Allergic conjunctivitis
  • Atopic keratoconjunctivitis
  • Vernal keratoconjuncitivitis

Sino nasal allergy (allergic diseases of nose /sinuses):

  • Allergic rhinitis (hay fever )
  • Allergic rhinosinusitis 
  • Allergic nasal polyposis
  • Allergic middle ear dysfunction

Respiratory allergic diseases: 

  • Asthma - mild, moderate, severe - allergic asthma
  • Eosinophilic, complex, cough variant asthma
  • Exercise-induced Bronchospasm, occupational asthma
  • Chronic cough 
  • Vocal cord dysfunction
  • Reactive airway disease
  • Allergic broncho-pulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA)

 Skin allergy:

  • Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
  • Angioedema (swelling of body parts) - HAE, acquired, trauma induced
  • Acute allergic urticaria (acute hives)
  • Chronic urticaria syndromes (chronic hives)
  • Contact dermatitis - allergic, irritant
  • Chronic pruritic skin rashes (skin rashes with itching)
  • Chronic pruritus (chronic itching) 

Food allergy :

  • Allergy to foods
  • Food intolerance
  • Food protein enterocolitis (FPIES)
  • Food protein proctocolitis
  • Hiener's Syndrome
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Oral allergy syndrome
  • Food-dependent exercise-induced anaphylaxis
  • Scromboid food poisoning (histamine toxicity)
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis 
  • Eosinophilic gastroenteritis 

Allergic blood and systemic disorders:

  • Anaphylaxis
  • Systemic Mastocytosis 
  • Mast cell activation syndromes
  • Hyper eosinophilic syndromes (HES)
  • Hypersensitivity vasculitis
  • Hypersensitive Pneumonitis (HP)
  • Churg Strauss Syndrome
  • Skeeter Syndrome
  • Insect venom allergy

Drug allergy

  • Allergy to medications
  • Latex allergy
  • Vaccine allergy
  • Penicillin allergy
  • DRESS - drug rash eosinophilia systemic syndrome
  • Steven Johnson Syndrome
  • Toxic epidermal necrolysis

Immunodeficiency disorders: Primary, secondary, iatrogenic immunodeficiency disorders 

 

Allergy and Immunology Procedures:

A range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures are also available:

  • Skin testing for evaluation of inhalant allergy, food allergy, medication allergy
  • Intra dermal testing for evaluation of inhalant allergy, medication allergy
  • Vaccine allergy evaluation by skin testing and intra dermal testing
  • Latex allergy evaluation by skin testing, intra dermal testing, glove challenge
  • Insect venom allergy evaluation by skin testing and intra dermal testing
  • Allergen immunotherapy 
  • Sub lingual allergen immunotherapy 
  • Skin biopsy for evaluation of chronic skin rashes
  • Patch testing
  • Portable spirometry for asthma evaluation
  • Impulsive oscillometry (IOS) for  asthma evaluation 
  • Exhaled nitric oxide  evaluation for complex asthma evaluation
  • Chronic urticaria testing
  • Drug desensitisation procedures 
  • Medication challenge tests 
  • Food challenge tests
  • Delayed hypersesnsitivity ( Anergy Panel) testing for immunodeficiency
  • Immunoglobulin therapy for immunodeficiency 
  • Hereditary angioedema  therapy
  • Asthma therapy

 

About Dr. Ravi Gutta

Dr. Ravi was in tertiary referral academic practice at the University of California at Irvine (UCI) with a distinguished career as Head of Adult and Pediatric Allergy clinics and Program Director for the Allergy and Immunology Fellowship (the youngest Allergy and Immunology Fellowship program director in the USA).

He was also Head of immunological clinical trials and clinical research for Allergy and Immunology at UCI. In addition, he experience of leading unique clinics for chronic cough, eosinophilic esophagitis and food allergy. 

 
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