Clinical Immunology and Allergy
Clinical immunology/allergy specialists in Australia and New Zealand diagnose, treat and manage patients with allergy, primary immune deficiencies and other immune system disorders. If they have trained in Immunopathology they will also be fellows of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (FRCPA). Clinical immunology/allergy specialists are specifically trained to diagnose, treat and manage patients with allergy and other immune diseases. They work in hospitals and private practice, as listed on the ASCIA and a referral from a general practitioner (GP) is required. The body’s immune system involves a complex network of organs, cells and proteins located throughout the body. The system defends against infections from germs (such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites), and other invaders (such as cancer cells), whilst protecting the body’s own cells.
- Allergic diseases
- Autoimmune diseases
- Immune deficiencies