Clinical Immunology

Clinical Immunology at Fiona Stanley Hospital provides a comprehensive service for adults and children with immune disorders including allergy, autoimmune diseases and immunodeficiency. Conditions seen by the department include:

  • allergy and related disorders such as:
    • food allergy and anaphylaxis
    • anaphylaxis due to insect stings/bites
    • respiratory allergic disease including allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and sinusitis, with or without asthma
    • atopic dermatitis (eczema), in conjunction with the Dermatology department
    • chronic urticaria (hives)
    • drug allergy
  • autoimmune and related diseases such as:
    • systemic autoimmune disease, for example lupus, Sjogren syndrome, scleroderma
    • autoinflammatory disorders
    • vasculitis
    • myositis
    • neuro-immune disorders
    • adverse effects from immune-based therapies
    • primary and secondary / acquired immune deficiency, including complications from immune suppressive treatment and HIV infection.
Many patients with allergy and other immune diseases can be appropriately managed by their GP, in consultation with an Immunology specialist when required, without needing a face-to-face appointment.

Immunology clinics and services

Adult and paediatric general immunology clinics are complemented by subspecialty clinics for:

  • anaphylaxis
  • drug hypersensitivity
  • neuroimmunology (in collaboration with the Neurology department)
  • infection and immunity (including HIV medicine, in collaboration with the Infectious Diseases Service).

The department also supports:

  • a paediatric allergy clinic and planned admissions to the paediatric ward
  • an inpatient service for emergency and elective admissions under the care of an immunology consultant where appropriate
  • inpatient consultations for patients admitted under other specialty teams
  • and an after-hours on-call service for urgent clinical and laboratory issues.

In addition to these clinical services, a near-comprehensive immunopathology, immunogenetics and HIV virology laboratory service is provided on site by PathWest FSH Immunology.

The department also supports an outreach adult immunology clinic at Rockingham General Hospital.

The Immunology Department is actively involved in teaching and research, including clinical trials for allergic and other immune disorders.

More information

Operation Itch

If you have been referred to Fiona Stanley Hospital for eczema, the information and advice provided in this brief video may help manage your eczema without needing to wait for a specialist appointment

Patient information resources

Information for many allergic diseases and other immune disorders is available through the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (external site) including:

Contact us

Call our Helpdesk on 6152 2222 for all queries.

Location

Outpatient Clinics – Clinic 6, Ground Floor, Fiona Stanley Hospital

Opening hours

On site Consultant Immunologist from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday

After hours on-call service 24 hours / 7 days via the Helpdesk on 6152 2222