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Allergy and Immunology

National experts offer a higher level of complex care. 

USF Health’s Allergy and Immunology team includes national experts who provide a full range of in-depth diagnostic services and cutting-edge treatment for infants, children, and adults.

The team provides a personalized approach to diagnosing and treating those with allergic rhinitis, asthma, food allergy, urticaria, angioedema, eczema, and allergic reactions to medications and insects. The program is nationally recognized as one of the Food Allergy & Research Education (FARE) Clinical Network Centers of Excellence. In partnership with Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital (JHACH), our physicians direct the Food Allergy Clinic, which aims to bring novel therapies, including oral immunotherapy, and complex care services for food allergy to families throughout Tampa Bay.

Our team has unique expertise in evaluating and treating patients with primary immunodeficiencies. In addition to recurrent infections, the clinical spectrum of immunodeficiencies may include autoimmunity, inflammation, and cancer and can occur after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation or the use of biological agents. Our immunology specialists partner with JHACH through multidisciplinary clinics, such as conjoint clinic with Hematology/Oncology, to advance care for children with complex immunodeficiency conditions. Cutting-edge treatment strategies include a wide variety of immunoglobulin replacement therapy and targeted immune modulation options.

Our program also participates in the Florida Newborn Screening Program for severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) which leads to early diagnosis and treatment of a severe form of primary immunodeficiency while the condition is in the asymptomatic stage. Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, also known as bone marrow transplantation, is offered as a curative treatment option for various types of severe immunodeficiencies and immune dysregulation conditions through close collaboration with the transplant team at JHACH.  

Patients are encouraged to participate in clinical trials for allergic and immunological diseases offered through The Children’s Research Institute of USF and the Clinical Research Unit of JHACH. For inquiries about clinical trials, please contact us at the Children’s Research Institute by calling (727) 553-1258 or (727) 553-3473.

 

 


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