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Failure of the immune system, or 'immunodeficiency', leads to recurrent or persistent infections, while an over-zealous immune system leads to autoimmune disease (so-called 'friendly fire') or allergy.
The Clinical Immunology Department provides a wide-ranging service for patients with immune deficiency, allergy and autoimmune disease as part of the Nuffield Department of Medicine's specialist clinic.
Many of our patients cannot produce their own protective antibodies. Such patients are treated with regular infusions of antibodies, or 'immunoglobulins', and have the option of treating themselves at home following appropriate training.
Main clinical and research interests
Immune deficiency - primary and secondary
C1 esterase inhibitor deficiency - Hereditary and Acquired angioedema
Allergy - food, drug, venom and pollen allergy, urticaria and angioedema
John Radcliffe Hospital - for Immune deficiency, C1 esterase inhibitor deficiency, drug allergy, venom allergy and immunotherapy, drug and food challenge
Churchill Hospital - for Allergy
Member of BSACI - British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Member of UK-PIN - United Kingdom - Primary Immunodeficiency Network
Member of ESID - European Society for Immune Deficiency
Tel: 01865 743164 (Secretary)
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We are based at the John Radcliffe Hospital.
This page was updated June 2011 (for revision June 2012).
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