Paediatric Allergy Centre launched at Maria Middelares Medical Centre.
The Paediatric Allergy Team is a multidisciplinary team made up of the three paediatricians (Dr Jasmine Leus, Dr Barbara De Wilde and Dr Marlies Van de Voorde) as well as a paediatric nurse, a paediatric dietitian and a general administration assistant.
What does the Paediatric Allergy Centre do?
The centre studies allergies by recording extensive medical histories, and, if required, conducting blood and skin tests, lung function tests and NO measurements (measuring nitric oxide in exhaled breath).
Children who are thought to have grown out of their food allergy are subjected to provocation tests that expose them to allergens that caused a serious reaction in the past in a safe and controlled setting.
Who is it for?
The service is aimed at children with chronic complaints of the respiratory system, the gastrointestinal tract and/or skin, and children who display acute, often serious symptoms after meals, insect bites or after taking medication.
Patients (aged 0-14 years) can be referred using firstname.lastname@example.org or +32 (0)9 246 82 00 (children’s allergy centre secretariat).