Ghent - Paediatrics

Paediatric Allergy Centre

Our specialised paediatric allergy centre focuses on children with chronic respiratory, gastrointestinal and/or skin problems and children who show acute, often severe symptoms following meals, insect bites or when taking medication. You can refer to us for allergic asthma, atopic eczema and allergies of various kinds.

The paediatric allergy centre is located at the Gentbrugge Medical Centre.

The paediatric allergy team is multidisciplinary and consists of a permanent core of paediatricians, paediatric nurses, paediatric dieticians and all-round administrative assistants. In addition, consultant paediatricians, with specialisation in food allergy, asthma, eczema and anaphylaxis, are also used. These consultations alternate between Wednesdays.


Each paediatrician has additional expertise.

  • Dr Leus: food allergy, eczema and anaphylaxis
  • Dr De Wilde: asthma, eczema and anaphylaxis

How we work

How we work

You can turn to the paediatric allergy centre for a variety of tests, individual guidance and support:

  • extensive anamnesis and clinical research
  • additional examinations with skin tests, blood draws, pulmonary function examinations
  • written explanation of the type of allergy, administration of medication, skin care, diet
  • supervision by a dietitian
  • Intensive collaboration with the Paediatric Allergology Department of the Gasthuisberg Leuven University Hospital.

Our team is committed to regular re-evaluation of children with allergies, precisely because we know that allergies are highly subject to change over the course of the first 15 years of life. This allows us to maintain an overview and to quickly make adjustments where necessary by means of new prevention measures, medication adjustments, expansion or simplification of diets and/or additional patient coaching.

Diagnoses and treatments

Diagnoses and treatments

The Paediatric Allergy Centre diagnoses and treats multiple disorders:

Information sessions

Information sessions


We offer information sessions for parents, grandparents, child carers, teachers and other care providers responsible for the daily care of a child with a dangerous food allergy. These information sessions are also suitable for adolescents with a high risk of anaphylaxis.

A maximum of four adults per child can participate in these sessions. We ask for a contribution of €25.00 per child. Payment by means of invoicing after the session.

Pre-registration is mandatory. Dates for 2024 will follow.

As a specialised centre, we find it important to participate in scientific research. We are currently actively working on the following studies in collaboration with the Paediatric Allergology Department of the Gasthuisberg Leuven University Hospital:

  • reintroduction of milk using the 'milk ladder'
  • Reintroduction of egg in children with IgE-mediated egg allergy (TETI study)
  • exertion-induced asthma in young athletes.




Patients (0-14 years old) can be registered by their referring physicians by e-mail at or by calling the secretariat for paediatricians at +32 (0)9 246 82 00.




Patiënten (van 0 tot 14 jaar) kunnen door verwijzers aangemeld worden door te mailen naar of te bellen naar het secretariaat van de kinderartsen op 09 246 82 00.


Ghent - Paediatrics Secretariat

Tel. +32 (0)9 246 82 00

Our paediatricians conduct daily consultations at different locations. Consultations are available by appointment only through the central secretariat during office hours (8.15am - 12.30pm and 1.00pm - 5pm).