MINISTRY OF HEALTH ANKARA CITY HOSPITAL

Pediatric Immunology Updated: 09 June 2020

Pediatric Immunology


Pediatric Allergy and Immunology

We provide a current and an evidence-based service in the diagnosis and treatment of allergy and immunology diseases in childhood as a strong team with 3 professors, 1 associate professor, 3 pediatric allergy-immunology specialists, 6 pediatric allergy-immunology fellows (residents) and 5 nurses.

In our clinic, there are 8 polyclinics, 2 respiratory function test rooms, 1 bronchial provocation test room and one allergy test room where allergy skin tests and drug/food provocations are performed.

In our clinic, diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of diseases and disorders such as asthma, allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis, urticeria-angioedema, bee allergy, food allergy, drug allergy and immune deficiency in children between 0-18 years, are performed.

Our patients who are suspected of asthma, are evaluated by examination, respiratory function tests and bronchial provocation tests if necessary. Our diagnosed patients are regularly being monitored and they are being evaluated by performing pulmonary function tests during their examinations. Skin tests are applied to determine the allergic sensitization of our patients.

Our patients who are suspected of food allergy are evaluated based on patient history, physical examination, skin tests, and specific IgE values in the blood, and if it is necessary, food provocation tests are performed. Our patients who are diagnosed, are monitored at regular intervals by applying skin tests, specific IgE measurements and food provocations are repeated for evaluation of the improvement of food allergies if necessary.

Patients who are suspected of a drug allergy are evaluated based on patient history, physical examination, skin test and specific IgE values in the blood and when necessary, drug provocation tests are performed. Also, provocation tests are performed with alternative drugs. Inspite of drug allergy, if a patient has to use a drug which causes allergy , the desensitization protocol is started for our patients having that culprit drug.

Immunotherapy is applied to our patients who are diagnosed with allergic rhinitis, the allergens such as pollens, house dust mites which these patients are sensitized. Also immunotherapy is applied to patients with bee allergy if necessary.

Immunodeficiency diagnosis and follow-up are performed in our department. Bone marrow transplantation is performed in cooperation with the pediatric hematology-oncology doctors. 

Professor Emine Dibek Mısırlıoğlu (MD) is The Chief of Pediatric Allergy-Immunology Department

Professor Ersoy Civelek (MD)

Professor Ayşe Metin (MD)

Associate Professor Müge Toyran (MD)

İlknur Külhaş Çelik (MD), Pediatric allergy-immunology specialist

Betül Karaatmaca (MD), Pediatric allergy-immunology specialist
 
Zeynep Şengül Emeksiz (MD), Pediatric allergy-immunology specialist

Özge Yılmaz Topal (MD), Fellowship

İrem Yağmur (MD), Fellowship

Ahmet Selmanoğlu (MD), Fellowship

Şule Büyük Yaytokgil (MD), Fellowship

A.Pınar Metbulut (MD), Fellowship

Gülşah Şen (MD), Fellowship
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