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Allergy and Immunology

Allergy patient Nylah Washington and her mom, Tiffani. » Read Nylah's story.

The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital provides comprehensive care for children with allergies, asthma and disorders of the immune system. The most common conditions we treat are asthma and hay fever (allergic rhinitis), which affects more than 40 percent of all children. In addition, food allergies are increasing in prevalence. While milk and eggs are among the least tolerated foods, reactions to peanuts, tree nuts and shellfish often are the most severe. After completing a thorough diagnostic evaluation, our team works with each patient to create an individualized treatment plan that eases his or her symptoms and improves quality of life. » Learn more about diagnosis and treatment.

A Team of Providers

Led by renowned expert Raoul Wolf, MD, our team includes doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists and educators who specialize in caring for patients with allergies and immune defects.

Advancing Allergy and Immunology Research

Our experts conduct ongoing research to better understand the causes and advance management of asthma and allergic diseases. Dr. Wolf's studies focus on improving outcomes in children with high-risk asthma and chronic lung disease of infancy. He also developed a proprietary survey tool to help schools screen students for asthma and/or allergies. This research helps us provide the best possible medical care for children of all ages.

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