Seoul National University Hospital (Seoul, Korea)
Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology at Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea
Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology at Seoul National University Hospital was founded in 1979. As a leading allergy center, we have achieved great work in patient care and research, opening doors to education for allergists in Korea since 1980s. Providing opportunities for clinical studies to physicians, we have been conducting researches for clinicians to cultivate specialists in allergy research. Establishing the Allergy and Clinical Immunology Research Center in 1997, our center has continued to carry out our visions by providing great opportunity for allergy researchers, seeking for answers to various allergic diseases and their pathophysiology. Having led to the establishment of the Korea Asthma Allergy Foundation, Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology of Seoul National University Hospital has contributed greatly to afford the educational awakening to promote significance of prevention and management of allergic diseases by developing various atopic and asthma programs national wide.
Because everyone has unique needs, Seoul National University Hospital allergists complete a comprehensive history taking and perform a physical examination to evaluate allergic diseases. Located at the second basement floor of Daehan Center of Seoul National University Hospital, Allergy Clinic, allergy exam rooms, immunotherapy room, inhaler education room, and medication consultation room are adjacent to each other, in order to perform convenient and practical work-up for allergy diseases, such as skin tests (prick, intradermal, patch), bronchial provocation tests, allergic rhinitis tests, pulmonary function tests, induced sputum analysis, FeNO test, allergen (drugs, foods, and occupational allergens) provocation tests, and exercise provocation tests. We also offer special and precise treatments, such as allergic immunotherapy and monoclonal antibodies (omalizumab and mepolizumab) for patients who do not respond to general therapy. Recently, our center has established a surveillance system for drug hypersensitivity reactions to treat and prevent drug adverse reactions more effectively.
In line with WAO’s mission to advance allergy/immunology education, research, and patient care, Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology at Seoul National University Hospital is making the best effort to support advanced medical management in Korea.