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Allergy and Clinical Immunology Services

Clinical immunology/allergy specilaists are Full members of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) who provide services for patients with allergic and immune diseases in Australia and New Zealand. They are listed by region on the ASCIA website Locate a Specialist section

Clinical immunology/allergy specilaists care for patients with a range of immune system disorders, including:

  • Allergic diseases
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Immunodeficiencies
  • Immunosuppression
Referral to a clinical immunology/allergy specialist should be considered for investigations, treatment, ongoing management and education of patients who have:
  1. Previously had a life threatening severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis)
  2. Complex multiple allergic diseases (e.g. allergic rhinitis and asthma or eczema)
  3. Confirmed or suspected IgE mediated allergy to foods, drugs, insects or occupational allergens
  4. Food or drug allergies, to undergo medically supervised allergen challenges
  5. Insect or respiratory allergy, when allergen immunotherapy is contemplated
  6. Continuing poor control of asthma, despite regular use of asthma medication
  7. Confirmed or suspected chronic urticaria (hives) and/or angioedema
  8. Confirmed or suspected immunodeficiencies (e.g with recurrent or unusual infections)
  9. Confirmed or suspected immunodeficiencies (e.g with recurrent or unusual swellings)
  10. Confirmed or suspected autoimmune or autoinflammatory diseases (e.g. with unexplained fevers or weight loss)

For more details see:

What is a Clinical Immunology/Allergy Specialist? 

Information about training to be a Clinical Immunology/Allergy Specialist 

General information about the immune system

The immune system is a complex network of cells and proteins that defends the body against infection. Clinical immunology/allergy specialists identify and treat the diseases that result from abnormalities of the immune system. More...

Webpage updated June 2023