In the Allergy Unit of the 2nd University Pediatric Clinic for more than 30 years we have been operating with a unique focus on the young patient and their family. The entire medical and nursing staff strives daily to put into practice the latest knowledge of medical science, making it accessible and applicable to every child. In a recently renovated environment, full of cheerful colours and toys, the diagnosis and treatment of allergic diseases is carried out with respect for the sensitive soul of children, whether they are newborns or young adults. It is at this age that we try to lay the foundations for our patients to have a future free of allergic problems.
In the section below you will find general information about the operation of the Unit, when you should visit us, what to bring with you at your appointment and what to expect at it. Finally, you will find our service evaluation form, as we believe that it is only through your opinion of us that we can improve our services.
Thivon and Livadias
11527 Goudi, Athens
Tel: 213 2009160
11527 Goudi, Athens
All the staff of the Unit is fully specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of allergic diseases. During the first visit, a detailed history of the child and family will be taken and, depending on this, additional tests will be performed. For example, if the history indicates a respiratory allergy, appropriate allergic skin tests to aeroallergens are done. If, on the other hand, the history is compatible with food allergy, the appropriate food allergens shall be tested. In the case of respiratory allergy involving the lower respiratory tract, lung function testing is performed with spirometry and possibly an exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) test. As a rule, further testing with blood tests is requested. These, together with the treatment prescribed, are assessed at a second appointment at which the characterization of the allergic disease is usually completed. Depending on this, the course of the disease, the treatment goals and the general plan for future monitoring are determined and explained to the parents/guardians.