The specialty of immunology provides combined clinical and laboratory services for patients with diseases resulting from disordered immunological mechanisms. It includes autoimmune and immunodeficiency conditions, hypersensitivities and transplant rejection.
Visit the Royal College of Physicians Immunology website to find out more.
Allergists are expert in the diagnosis and management of allergy, which can vary from mild to life-threatening. Allergic disease is wide-ranging and includes asthma, rhinitis, eczema, urticaria, angiodema, anaphylaxis, plus food, drug, venom, latex and occupational allergy. Many of these disorders are on the increase.
Visit the Royal College of Physicians Allergy website to find out more.