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2018-2019 University Catalog 
2018-2019 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PED - 741 Pediatric Allergy/Immunology

This course teaches the clinical approach to problems of allergy, other immune-mediated diseases, and immunodeficiency in both children and adults. Diagnosis and treatment of commonly encountered IgE-mediated diseases (allergic rhinitis, asthma, eczema, and urticaria), as well as connective tissue diseases and immunodeficiency syndromes are explained. Students are responsible for following medicine and pediatric inpatient consults at Rush and Stroger Hospitals and report to the attending physician-on-service for daily rounds. Allergy/Immunology outpatient care is demonstrated at Fantus Clinic (part of the Stroger Hospital Ambulatory Care Network) as well as the Allergy/Immunology Office at Rush. Students also learn about skin testing techniques, spirometry and immunological tests performed by the Rush Medical Laboratory. Teaching (basic science or clinical lecture, journal club, research and chart review) conferences are held at Rush on Friday mornings. The attending physician-on-service and/or fellow-on-service also teach on daily rounds. A pretest and final quiz are given to measure achievement as a basis for evaluation. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4