Conditions that are treated include:
- Antibody deficiency
- Hereditary angioedema
- Combined immune deficiency
- Neutrophil defects
- Complement deficiency
- Other primary immunodeficiencies (e.g. DiGeorge syndrome)
Adult immunology outpatient and daycase clinics are held at the Birmingham Heartlands Hospital site, in the Infectious Diseases outpatients. There is one general Immunodeficiency Clinic weekly, and a Home Therapy follow-up clinic fortnightly. Day cases are seen 3 days a week, with other clinics training patients in self-management.
Paediatric immunodeficiency clinics are held weekly in the Children’s outpatients at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital. Day case treatments and home therapy training take place on ward 14.
The Department runs programmes for self-administered immunoglobulin home therapy and self-management training for hereditary angioedema for adults and children.
How to refer
- General Practitioners should refer through the Choose and Book system
- Advice and guidance (without referral) is also available through the Choose and Book system.
- For consultant-to-consultant referral a letter or secure email should be sent
- Urgent referrals should be faxed and discussed by telephone
Urgent referrals can usually be seen within a week. Routine referrals are currently seen in about 6-8 weeks.
See Contacts page for details