Allergy and Immunology

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What does an Allergist and Immunologist do and why should I become an Allergist and Immunologist?

Allergy and immunology represent a vibrant, interesting career path for doctors and allied fitness professionals involved in working with patients of all ages with a good scope of unfavourably allergic and immunologic diseases.

What does an allergist and immunologist do?

Experts in allergy and immunology have a scope of openings inside research, education and clinical practice. An allergist and immunologist may oversee paediatric and adult patients with a different kind of medical problems including:

  • Diseases of the lung area, for example, allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, asthma, hypersensitivity pneumonitis and other related lung infections.
  • Allergic viruses of the eye which includes allergic conjunctivitis.
  • Allergic situations of the skin consisting of atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, acute/chronic urticaria or angioedema.
  • Adverse responses to nourishments, drugs, vaccines, stinging insects and other agents.
  • Diseases related to autoimmune responses to self-antigens, or auto-inflammatory syndromes.
  • Diseases of the immune system counting with most important primary immune deficiencies such as severe combined immune deficiency syndromes, antibody deficiencies, complement deficiency, phagocytic cell abnormalities, or other impairments in innate immunity and acquired immune deficiency associated with HIV infections or drug-induced immune suppression.
  • Stem cell, bone marrow and/or organ transplantation.
  • The gastrointestinal problem caused by immune responses to foods including eosinophilic esophagitis or gastroenteritis, food protein-induced enteropathies.
  • Systemic illnesses which include anaphylaxis and systemic diseases involving mast cells or eosinophils.
For what reason would it be a good idea for me to decide to turn into an allergist and immunologist?

The subspecialty offers the chance to work with patients with common diseases like allergic rhinitis, asthma, atopic dermatitis, and immune-mediated food hypersensitivities. The sector of immunology is quickly progressing and the subspecialty gives chances to work with patients with infrequent and potentially life-threatening disorders of the immune system, as well as handling more complex issues linked to diagnosis and treatment.
People seeking after research careers within the subspecialty have the potential to advance medical knowledge and to translate it into clinically relevant strategies for diagnosis and treatment of allergic and immunologic circumstances. In allergy and immunology, a doctor can follow individual patients throughout their lives, and also give care to other family members of all ages who have an equivalent or similar condition.