The remit of the Department of Immunology is to investigate and treat patients with disorders of the immune system. These disorders include those causing allergy, other types of inflammatory diseases including auto-immunity, diseases in which the immune system has failed (immune deficiency) and certain types of malignancy. The Department consists of an academic section, based in Trinity College Dublin and a diagnostic section based in St. James’s Hospital Dublin. It plays an important role in the education of students of medicine and science at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The Department is very active in research and development and has achieved an international reputation as a leader in various areas of clinical immunology. It also acts as a reference centre for the investigation and management of patients with a variety of immunological disorders especially in the areas of immunodeficiency, vasculitis, coeliac disease and other autoimmune disorders. Patient information booklets about some of these diseases are available on the hospital web.
The Department operates an in-patient service, a weekly out-patient clinic, a day ward and a consultancy service.
The Immunology Department has published a handbook on Wegener's Granulomatosis, which is available for download by clicking on the link below: