Paediatric Immunology has a prominent role in Immunology, which plays a critical role in Medicine. Core of the Paediatric Immunology is the Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases (PIDs), which have a great biological impact and predispose the immunodeficient persons to infections, allergy, autoimmunity and cancer. PIDs have led to remarkable progress in understanding the components and functions of the complex immune system in humans and provide new diagnostic and therapeutic tools. Earlier recognition and better therapeutic management for patients with primary immunodeficiency disorder, as well as for the larger number of persons with immunocompomised conditions, contribute to improve care of affected individuals, quality of life of their families and the society.
The Immunology-Histocompatibility Department of “Aghia Sophia” Children’s Hospital, Athens has been established in 1985 within the National Health System. It provides both clinical and laboratory service in children with immunological diseases. The Department is functioning as Centre for Primary Immunodeficiencies, cooperating closely with European & International Centres. It is the only Pediatric Immunology Department within Greece and possesses an Accreditation for most of its services.
We believe that, via this site, we could disseminate information and education into the early and accurate diagnosis, proper treatment of primary immunodeficiencies and to promote public awareness of the Primary Immunodeficiency diseases.
Maria G. Kanariou
Head of the Department