Head prof. Brigita Šitkauskienė, MD, PhD
Address: Eivenių street 2, LT-50161
Department of Immunology and Allergology was officially established in 2016. However, studies in the field of allergy and immunology in the University of Kaunas were initiated already in the early beginning of XX century and were related to prof. Vladas Lasas experimental works in anaphylaxis. Establishment of Sector for Clinical Immunology and Allergology in 2002 in Kaunas University Hospital was a significant event, which set up a platform for the growth of speciality, leading to the creation of a separate Department.
Department of Immunology and Allergology consists of Outpatient clinic, Day care unit and Laboratory of Immunology. Specialists consult patients of all age groups who are expected to have immune pathology related to allergy or other diseases.
Every year new diagnostic and treatment approaches of immune response in chronic or autoimmune diseases, transplantation, allergen challenge and immunotherapy are introduced. Patients with primary immunodeficiencies have been diagnosed and treated since 1999. In 2012 Centre of Primary immunodeficiency was established. This centre belongs to the international Jeffrey Modell network and is involved in Orphanet (www.orpha.net) database.