The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


What we do


Allergy Services

The service provides facilities for diagnosis, treatment, support and advice for patients with a variety of allergic disorders, including 

Allergen avoidance

  • Emergency treatment of anaphylaxis and the use of self-administered adrenaline.
  • Skin Prick Testing/Specific IgE Testing.
  • Challenge testing
  • Allergen immunotherapy for severe seasonal allergic rhinitis with either subcutaneous or sublingual therapy.
  • Allergen Immunotherapy for other severe allergies (including Bee, Wasp, House Dust Mite, Horse)
  • Assessment of adverse reactions to anaesthetics
  • Patients are seen in either a medical or a nurse-specialist led clinic.
  • Other Immunological Disorders

The unit undertakes joint clinics with a number of different specialties:

Rheumatology:

  • Autoinflammatory disorders
  • Connective Tissue diseases
  • Vasculitis

Obstetrics:

  • Connective Tissue diseases in pregnancy

Respiratory:

  • Complex asthma

 

There is also the facility for medical assessment for patients with a possible diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis - we work closely with the CFS/ME unit based at Seacroft Hospital.