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Immunology

Immunology

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Pediatric Immunology at Children’s Hospital Colorado

The Immunology Department at Children's Hospital Colorado provides a breadth of expertise ranging from laboratory-based research to the treatment and prevention of diseases in children, including immunocompromised hosts.

What are disorders of the immune system?

The purpose of the immune system is to keep infectious microorganisms, such as certain bacteria, viruses, and fungi, out of the body, and to destroy any infectious microorganisms that do invade the body. The immune system is made up of a complex and vital network of cells and organs that protect the body from infection.

When the immune system does not function properly, it leaves the body susceptible to an array of diseases. Allergies and hypersensitivity to certain substances are considered immune system disorders. In addition, the immune system plays a role in the rejection process of transplanted organs or tissue.

When the immune system does not function properly, a number of diseases can occur. Allergies and hypersensitivity to certain substances are considered immune system disorders. In addition, the immune system plays a role in the rejection process of transplanted organs or tissue. Other examples of immune disorders include:

  • Autoimmune diseases such as juvenile diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and anemia  
  • Immunodeficiency diseases such as acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID)

Why choose Children’s Hospital Colorado for the treatment of immune condition?

At Children’s Hospital Colorado, we take a multidisciplinary approach to care. In addition to our immunology specialists, our care team includes physical and occupation therapists, social workers and nurse specialists, who are all included in diagnosis, treatment, education and rehabilitation planning. We also work closely with other specialists at Children’s Colorado, including the Allergy and Infectious Disease teams to provide your child with the most comprehensive care.

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Study Finds People Who Think They're Allergic to All Tree Nuts May Not Be

A study published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology found that people who are allergic to one nut may not necessarily be allergic to other types of nuts. "The practice of avoiding all peanut and tree nuts because of a single-nut allergy may not be necessary," said Dr. Matthew Greenhawt, co-author of the study. Read the article in NBC News and see additional coverage in Forbes.


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