The Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine program at St. Louis Children's Hospital, in affiliation with the Washington University School of Medicine, provides clinical services in pediatric allergies, pediatric asthma, and pediatric pulmonary and immune disorders.
Features of the Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine Program include:
- The largest pediatric lung transplant program in the world
- The largest Cystic Fibrosis Center in Missouri and one of the largest in the Midwest
- A national leader in treating childhood asthma
- One of the best equipped pediatric sleep labs in the Midwest
- A fully-equipped and nationally acclaimed Pulmonary Function Lab
- Evaluation and treatment for children with immunodeficiencies
- Pediatric Lung Transplantation
- Lung Function Testing
- Sleep Studies
- Asthma Education Programs
- Oral Medications
- Immunotherapy (Allergy Shots)
- Home Ventilator Management
Home Care Education and Assistance
Evaluating and treating a child's allergy, immune or pulmonary disorder is only part of the care provided by the professionals at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Many of the difficulties children endure also require extensive treatment at home. Therefore, educating parents and caregivers about home care and progress monitoring is a primary concern for the Allergy and Pulmonary Medicine staff.
In most instances, the staff works with other team members throughout the hospital, such as: social work, child life services and physical therapy, to provide parents with the education and assistance they need to care for their children.
To make an appointment with an allergy specialist or pulmonary specialist call 314.454.KIDS (5437) or 800.678.KIDS.