Immunology

Conditions

Paediatric services

Referrals for children and young people should follow the Children’s Health Queensland referral guidelines.

Scope of service

The following conditions will generally not be accepted if referred

  • Diagnosis of metal or orthopaedic cement reaction (dermatologists perform DTH skin testing for these conditions).

The Metro North Brisbane Immunology/Allergy service will accept referrals for the following clinical conditions

Referrals - general comments

An Immunologist/Allergist can provide expert consultation for a number of diseases and conditions. These can be divided into two broad categories

1. Chronic diseases managed mostly in primary care or by other specialities:

  • Asthma
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Dermatitis
  • Rhinosinusitis

Referral to an Immunologist/Allergist for these conditions is generally to aid in:

  • Diagnosis
  • Identification of allergic triggers
  • Advice for allergen avoidance
  • Recommendations for treatment e.g desensitisation

2. Conditions in which referral to Immunologist/Allergist is necessary for definitive diagnosis and treatment:

  • Anaphylaxis
  • Aspirin exacerbated respiratory disease or urticaria
  • Drug allergy
  • Food allergy
  • Insect hypersensitivity
  • Latex hypersensitivity
  • Occupational allergic diseases (in most cases these are best referred to an Occupational Health physician)
  • Primary immune deficiency
  • Urticaria/angioedema
  • Vasculitis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjogren’s syndrome (to search for systemic features)

Specialists list

Send referral

Hotline: 1300 364 938

Fax: 1300 364 952

Electronic: eReferral system

Mail: Metro North Central Patient Intake
Aspley Community Centre
776  Zillmere Road
ASPLEY QLD 4034

Health pathways

Access to Health Pathways is free for clinicians in Metro North Brisbane.

For login details email:
healthpathways@brisbanenorthphn.org.au

Login to Brisbane North Health Pathways:
brisbanenorth.healthpathwayscommunity.org