Children with severe eczema may also have allergies and immunodeficiency disorders. This requires a high degree of coordination among medical specialties and can be challenging for families to navigate. The Allergy-Immunology-Dermatology Clinic at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) integrates consultation for treatment across all three areas of specialty into one visit. Children and their caregivers benefit from the coordinated approach to care as well as the convenience of seeing all three specialists in one visit.
Who we treat
The Allergy-Immunology-Dermatology Clinic coordinates care for children whose primary complaint is severe, which is difficult to control eczema, but who may also have severe food allergies, including food allergies or significant infections – both of which may raise concern that the child has a primary immunodeficiency. We evaluate and provide services and recommend treatment to children who have:
- Severe topical and treatment-resistant eczema
- Food allergies with severe eczema
- Severe eczema and recurrent infections
What to expect at your visit
The Allergy-Immunology-Dermatology Clinic is offered monthly and staffed by clinicians from the Division of Allergy and Immunology and the Division of Dermatology at CHOP. Your child will meet with providers from all three specialties during their initial visit. Follow up will be with individual Providers as needed.
The Allergy-Immunology-Dermatology Clinic offers clinical trials for some children with food allergies and eczema, and for some children with primary immunodeficiency, including those requiring immunoglobulin replacement or stem cell transplantation.
For more information about clinical trials for children with food allergies and eczema, email: Foodallergyresearch@email.chop.edu
To inquire about clinical trials for children with primary immunodeficiency, please call 215-590-2549.
To view a database of privately and publicly funded clinical studies conducted around the world, visit www.clinicaltrials.gov.
Schedule an appointment
Patients for this clinic must be referred by their pediatrician or another Allergy/Immunology or Dermatology Provider, due to significant eczema that has been challenging to control with topical therapies. Medical records will be reviewed prior to an appointment being schedule. To schedule a visit to the monthly clinic, please call Carolyn Murphy at 267-426-8625.