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Allergy is derived from the Greek word allo, meaning
"other or different" and ergon, meaning, "work." In this
sense, allergy is something that "works differently" from normal.
Immunity is derived from the Latin word immunitas, meaning "an
exemption from taxes or public or military service." In the late
19th century, when knowledge of toxins and infection evolved, the
meaning was extended to persons "exempt from" or protected against
the onslaught of foreign substances and were said to be
Allergy and immunology involves the management of disorders
related to hypersensitivity or altered reactivity caused by the
release of immunologic mediators or by activation of inflammatory
Important procedural skills include spirometry and spirometric
response to irritant challenges and bronchodilators, rhinoscopy,
drug desensitization protocols, immediate skin tests for
IgE-related reactions, patch tests, and prick and intradermal skin
Allergy and Immunology fellowship training requires two years of
accredited training beyond general internal medicine residency in
an accredited Allergy and Immunology fellowship training
Dual certification can be obtained in the specialties of
Rheumatology and Allergy and Immunology after a minimum of three
years of training following the general internal medicine residency
program. At least one year must be devoted to full- time clinical
Rheumatology training in an accredited program. At least 18 months
must be devoted to full-time allergy/immunology training in an
accredited Allergy and Immunology fellowship-training program.
Weekly attendance for 18 consecutive months in an ambulatory care
program supervised by Rheumatology faculty must be included in the
The American Board of Allergy and Immunology offers
certification in this specialty.
For the 2012-2013 academic year, there were 73 Accreditation
Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited training
programs in Allergy and Immunology with 293 trainees.
June 2013 Issue of IMpact
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