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Allergy and immunology


When working properly, your immune system's organs, cells and molecules seek out and destroy bacteria, viruses and other harmful elements. When this system isn't working properly, we can help.

Allergy and immunology specialists identify and address these and other disorders:

  • allergy-related conditions, such as asthma, eczema, hay fever (allergic rhinitis)
  • severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis)
  • autoimmune diseases like lupus
  • bad reactions to drugs, foods and insect stings
  • immune deficiency diseases, such as HIV/AIDS and leukemia
  • problems with organ transplantation or malignancies (uncontrolled growth of cells).




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Source: American Board of Specialties, Research and Education Foundation, Which Medical Specialist for You?; American Medical Association; Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Lexicon: Dictionary of Health Care Terms, Organizations and Acronyms for the Era of Reform, 1994

First published: 08/01/2004
Last updated: 06/04/2012

Reviewed by: Steven Bergeson, MD, medical director of quality, Allina Health clinics; J Richard Sheely, MD, medical director, Allina Health clinics