Division of Allergy and Immunology Overview

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The Division of Allergy and Immunology at Boston Children’s Hospital diagnoses and treats children, adolescents and adults with allergic disorders and immunodeficiencies. This can include common allergy-related problems, such as food- and pet-allergies, eczema and asthma, as well as more complex and rare immunodeficiencies, such as Hyper-IgM, in which the immune system fails to produce certain antibodies.

Our expertise

Did you know?

  • Asthma is the leading cause of hospitalization at Boston Children's

  • At least a dozen genes are suspected of having a role in food allergies and related diseases

  • Food allergies effect one in 10 children in the United States

  • Boston Children’s is working on ways to "reverse" allergies through innovative new desensitization treatments

  • Some of the best ways to improve asthma outcomes—education and home interventions—are often not covered by insurance

  • Boston Children's researchers found that for every $1 invested in asthma education over 20 years, there was a cost savings of $7 to $36

A Team Approach to Care

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Related Programs and Services

Allergy and Asthma Program
Atopic Dermatitis Center
Dermatology Program
Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disease Program
Immunology Program
Rheumatology Program

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