Children's Hospital of Wisconsin offers a truly unique approach to asthma, allergy and immunology diagnosis and care. Our board-certified, award-winning specialists provide comprehensive care for the entire family.

Family-centered care

The Children's team is the only one of its kind on the combined Children's-Froedtert campus. That means we diagnose and treat both adults and children, which can be especially helpful for families with multiple allergies or asthma-sufferers.

Specialized services

We offer specialized services that allow us to develop unique treatments for patients with complex conditions, including allergy and respiratory care. These include our Primary Immunodeficiency Program, Asthma Plus Program and clinical nutrition services.

Leaders in immunology

Children's partners with the Medical College of Wisconsin as a regional and national (international) leader in the field of immunology research and treatment. We are a Jeffrey Modell Diagnostic Center for Primary Immunodeficiencies. That means we offer a full range of treatments for immune diseases. We are also dedicated to research that helps us improve our diagnostic testing and care.

In addition, our very own Clinical Immunodiagnostic & Research Laboratory (CIRL) offers some of the most advanced testing in the country. As a result, we get quicker, better results for you and your children.

Conditions

Children’s treats the full range of asthma, allergy and immune disorders, including:

  • Asthma
  • Immune deficiency
  • Chronic nasal symptoms (rhinitis)/Hay fever
  • Food and drug allergies
  • Skin allergies
  • Frequent sinus infections
  • Severe allergic reactions, such as anaphylaxis
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Stinging insect allergies

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Treatments and tests

Our dedicated, experienced team is trained to provide all aspects of your child’s care and treatment, which may include:

  • Allergy testing (environmental, food, or medication)
  • Primary Immunodeficiency Program
  • Asthma Plus Program
  • Clinical nutrition services
  • Methacholine laryngoscopy
  • Sinus clinic
  • Medical management
  • Immunotherapy
  • Education
  • Environment review
  • Coordinated care

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Research

Children’s is a leader in asthma, allergy and immune disorder research. We actively develop new solutions and research cures. As a result, we bring your whole family the very latest and best treatments and medication available. Among our ongoing efforts are:

Clinical Immunodiagnostic and Research Laboratory (CIRL)

A joint effort between Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin, the CIRL combines academic, scientific and technical strengths to provide state-of-the-art clinical and research procedures.

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Program highlights

Primary Immunodeficiency Program

Our team of specialists diagnoses and treats complex primary immune deficiencies (non-AIDS) in both children and adults.

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Children's and the Fight Asthma Milwaukee Allies

We play a prominent role in the Fight Asthma Milwaukee Allies, working in the community to ensure a healthy environment so that everyone with asthma can lead a full, active life.

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Groundbreaking testing program for newborns

Children's Hospital and the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene lead the nation and make Wisconsin the first state to pilot a newborn screening test program for severe combined immunodeficiency.

Jeffrey Modell Diagnostic Center

Since 1987, the Jeffrey Modell Foundation has worked to build diagnostic centers across the country to research and improve treatments for primary immunodeficiencies.

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