Pediatric Allergy / Immunology Service
The Food Allergy Clinic opened its doors in April 2004. It is hosted by the Pulmonary/Allergy Division of the Department of Child Health at the University of Missouri-Columbia. The services provided by the Pulmonary/Allergy Division include the evaluation and management of the following conditions:
- Respiratory Diseases, such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, invasive and non-invasive ventilation, etc.
- Repiratory Allergy, including allergic asthma, hay fever, rhinoconjuctivitis and others.
- Allergic Disorders, such as food allergy, skin allergy, medication allergy.
- Immunodeficiencies: evaluation of patients with recurrent and frequent infections.
- Sleep-Disordered Breathing.
More specifically, the Food Allergy Clinic evaluates and manages different disorders associated to reactions to foods, including:
- Anaphylaxis and other immediate reactions to food ingestion.
- Delayed food reactions, including abdominal pain, reflux, vomiting, constipation and diarrhea.
- Eczema. Young children quite frequently have food allergies which worsen their eczema.
- Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders which are relatively rare conditions manifested by vomiting, chest or abdominal pain and/or diarrhea.
- And other conditions associated with foods.
We see patients at the Children's Hospital Pediatric and Adolescent Specialty Clinic.