Immunology

Paediatric immunologists manage a range of disorders ranging from primary immunodeficiency disorders, secondary immunodeficiencies, periodic fever syndromes, C1 esterase inhibitor deficiency and other inflammatory and vasculitic disorders.

Primary immunodeficiency disorders (PIDs) are rare diseases with variable severity. Mild immunodeficiencies can lead to recurrent minor infections and more severe disorders can cause life-threatening infections and other life-limiting complications. Some of these cases will need lifelong therapy and/or stem cell transplant.

The RCPCH Infectious Diseases and Immunology Training Advisor is Dr Kirsty le Doare​​. The CSAC Chair for Paediatric Immunology, Infectious Disease and Allergy is Dr Scott Hackett.

To go to the RCPCH pages on Paediatric Immunology, Infectious Disease and Allergy training, click here.