We are the first academic medicine program with a focus on pediatric allergy, immunology and rheumatology in the Sacramento region.
Our specialists in pediatric allergy, immunology and rheumatology provide comprehensive inpatient and outpatient evaluations and follow-up care for various disorders of allergy and immune regulation and are regularly sought out for their consultation services by health care professionals throughout Northern California and Nevada.
Our pediatric allergy team offers evaluation, treatment and management of various allergic conditions, including:
The team utilizes skin prick testing, spirometry, laboratory analysis and family education/training to further aid in the development of their treatment plans. Food and drug challenge clinics are conducted weekly to help delineate the establishment of tolerance to these exposures.
Our immunology specialists see patients and offers treatment recommendations for children with a history of recurrent, severe, or unusual infections, recurrent fevers, low immunoglobulins, and for immune dysregulation syndromes.
Because of the complexity of many of these patients, the immunology team has established a multidisciplinary presence offering clinics in conjunction with other specialties. These clinics include:
In addition, we are a primary Newborn Screening (NBS) Immunology Center, performing evaluations of children with an immune deficiency based on their newborn screening results.
Our rheumatology team is available to evaluate and manage patients with suspected or diagnosed rheumatologic conditions including:
Comprehensive articular exams, along with laboratory analysis and imaging, are all offered in our clinics to help with treatment plans.
Victoria Dimitriades, M.D., chief of pediatric allergy, immunology and rheumatology, is a board certified specialist, offering care for children with wide variety of allergic concerns, such as food allergies, seasonal allergies, drug reactions and stinging insect reactivity. She has special clinical interest in specific antibody deficiency and immune dysregulation syndromes with immune deficiency.
Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics