Allergy and Asthma Clinic

Allergy and Asthma Clinic

Various allergic diseases are caused by a numerous number of materials that come closely in touch with everyday life as they act as allergens (materials of causing allergies). In order to prevent and cure these allergic diseases, it is important to find allergens that are the causes of allergies, to remove allergens in the surrounding environment, and to prescribe appropriate medical stuffs. When an indication is made, treatment can be effectively made by enforcing the immune therapy of strengthening immunity system against allergens.

The Allergy and Asthma Clinic of Severance Hospital diagnoses and treats various allergic diseases systematically and comprehensively according to such principles. Our clinic is equipped with the system that patients can have necessary diagnosis and treatment at all times on a desired day along with rapid medical examination and treatment and one-stop service in addition to the operating motto of treating and preventing the causes.


Major Clinical Results

  • Allergy Skin Test: Introduction/operation in 1963
  • Measurement of total blood serum IgE and unique IgE: Practicing since 1979
  • Methacholine Challenge Test: Practicing since 1980
  • Specific Allergen Inhalation Provocation Test by using house dust mite allergens: Starting to operate initially in October of 1981
  • Opening allergy clinic (Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Dermatology and multidisciplinary medical care) 1986:
  • The research project of Korea Food & Drug Administration “Establishment of a Korean model for the Regional Monitoring Center for Adverse Drug Events (Yonsei University, Ajou University and Seoul National University)”: 2006:
  • Allergy Research Institute: Taking leading roles in study, analysis, extraction/production, operation of allergen bank, and applied research in various related fields of allergens such as house dust mite, ant, buckwheat and cockroach