Allergic disease has become dramatically more common in the UK over the past few decades, with nearly 40% of children having an allergic diagnosis. Allergic disease effects a child’s growth, development, educational, social and psychological well being.
The specialty of Paediatric Allergy is also growing, and it is a particular aim of BPAIIG to continue this growth. Paediatric allergy encompasses the diagnosis and investigation and management of all aspects of allergic disease, including anaphylaxis, food allergy, asthma, eczema, urticaria (skin rash frequently caused by allergies), rhinoconjunctivitis (inflammation associated with the inner nose and eye), drug allergy and the management of reactions to bee and wasp stings.
You may be interested to contact the following people:
BPAIIG Allergy representative and RCPCH Academic Rep (Allergy) - Dr Paul Turner
RCPCH Training Advisor (Allergy) - Dr Sian Ludman
RCPCH Trainee Representative (Allergy) - Dr Nandinee Patel
BSACI Paediatric Allergy Trainee Rep and BPAIIG Website Editor (Allergy) - Dr Ariel Tsai
To go to the RCPCH pages on Paediatric Immunology, Infectious Disease and Allergy training, click here.