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General Medicine and Pneumology

As part of the Operating Unit, General Medicine and Pneumology activities include diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of acute and chronic diseases of the respiratory system (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, interstitial disease, lung cancer and pleural effusion in sarcoidosis). 
For these diseases, educational and custom rehabilitation programs have been developed. The tests performed include: pulmonary function test, fibro-bronchoscopy, bronchial biopsy, brushing, BAL lung biopsy, Tracheal aspiration, thoracentesis and intracavitary therapy of pleural effusions.

Allergology at Humanitas, on an outpatient basis and in collaboration with the Institute of Pneumology deals with the diagnosis and treatment of the following diseases, both in adulthood and in childhood:

  • food allergies or intolerances;
  • respiratory allergies (in particular, rhinitis and asthma, which are a seasonal and perennial allergies), as well as exposure to occupational allergens;
  • allergic conjunctivitis;
  • contact dermatitis and professional contact dermatitis.
  • chronic urticaria;

For a proper diagnosis of these diseases, the following tests should be performed: prick test for inhalant allergens: seasonal and perennial; prick test for food allergies;  GIRDCA standard series patch test, recommended for 30 allergens; Prist; Rast test for common inhalant and food allergies; and spirometry. 

In the specific cases of patients with chronic urticaria, all routine blood tests are performed, as well as  an autoantibody test, viral serology test, stool ova and parasites exam, Rx dental arches test and ultrasound and radiological investigations of any depth.

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