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Department of pediatric allergology

Prof. Dr. Mahmut Dogru
pediatric allergology, pediatric immunology

About the department

The department of pediatric allergology at Memorial Sisli Hospital Istanbul provides high-quality medical care for children with allergic diseases. To confirm the diagnosis and select the optimal treatment tactics, specialists conduct such studies as a complete blood count, a blood test for IgE, an allergy blood test, provocative tests and skin-allergic tests. Patients can receive medical care in both inpatient and outpatient settings. The complex diagnostic studies and subsequent treatment procedures are selected for each patient individually. In most cases, patients present to the ward with symptoms, so symptomatic therapy is often the first line of treatment. Many patients then undergo allergen-specific immunotherapy (hyposensitization). Since early diagnosis and treatment can affect the course of the disease throughout life, doctors make every effort to achieve recovery or stable remission in young patients.

The experienced specialists treat childhood asthma, reactive respiratory diseases, hay fever, atopic dermatitis, urticaria, food allergies and anaphylaxis in the pediatric allergology department. The department's highly qualified team of doctors, proud of its rich clinical experience and excellent treatment success rates, provides effective treatment for all allergic diseases.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnosis: 

  • Bronchial asthma
  • Allergic rhinitis (hay fever)
  • Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
  • Allergic conjunctivitis
  • Food allergy
  • Urticaria, chronic urticaria
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Gluten intolerance
  • Allergic enteropathy
  • Allergy to ultraviolet
  • Drug allergy
  • Сold allergy
  • Quincke's oedema

Diagnostic: 

  • Anamnesis (including family history) 
  • Physical examination 
  • Measures of the IgE. IgG 
  • Full blood count 
  • Ultrasound examination 
  • Prick tests (to identify allergens responsibly)
  • Allergy panel (checks for immediate allergic reactions)
  • Spirometry (measures lung function)
  • Provocative tests with allergens
  • The radioallergosorbent test (measures the level of specific antibodies)
  • The enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)

Treatment: 

  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Antihistamine therapy
  • Local and systemic glucocorticosteroids
  • Hypoallergenic diet
  • Nonspecific immunotherapy
  • Allergen-specific immunotherapy (allergic vaccination)
  • Etiotropic therapy (exclusion of contact with the allergen)
  • Other treatment services 
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 2022 Professor
  • 2016 - Associate Professor
  • 2009 - 2011 Pediatric Allergy-Immunology Minor Training, Dr. Sami Ulus Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
  • 2008 - 2009 Pediatric Allergy-Immunology Minor Training, Trakya University Medical Faculty, Edirne, Turkey
  • 2002 - 2008 Child Health and Diseases Specialization Training, Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 1996 - 2002 Medical Doctor Education, Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey

Experience

  • 2019 Pediatric Allergy-Immunology Specialist, Memorial Sisli Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2017 - 2019 Pediatric Allergy-Immunology Specialist, University of Health Sciences Zeynep Kamil Suam, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2016 - 2017 Pediatric Allergy-Immunology Minor Specialist, Zeynep Kamil Women's and Children's Diseases, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2012 - 2016 Pediatric Allergy-Immunology Minor Specialist, Zeynep Kamil Women's and Children's Diseases Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Awards, memberships, publications

  • Turkish Thoracic Society
  • European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI)
  • Child Allergy and Asthma Academy Association
  • National Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
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