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Dr Chris Rutkowski

Dr Krzysztof Rutkowski

Allergy

 

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Last updated: 29 Apr 2020

About me

Dr. Rutkowski is a Consultant Allergist and Head of the Department of Allergy, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital in London, a European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) and World Allergy Organisation Centre of Excellence. He trained in allergy in Cambridge.

Dr. Rutkowski has extensive experience in all aspects of allergy care. He sees patients with anaphylaxis; food allergy; urticaria (hives) and angioedema (swelling); drug, vaccine and latex allergy; gastrointestinal allergy; venom (bee, wasp, hornet) allergy; allergic asthma; hay fever, allergic and nonallergic rhinitis/sinusitis/ conjunctivitis and offers desensitisation (immunotherapy) and omalizumab (Xolair®) treatment.

​Dr. Rutkowski leads the largest anti-IgE (omalizumab) service for chronic spontaneous urticaria in the UK. He works alongside his dermatology colleagues in the first UK joint allergy/dermatology Difficult Urticaria Clinic at St John's Institute of Dermatology. He is a member of the EAACI Task Force on paediatric urticaria.

Dr. Rutkowski is a published author in the field of drug allergy and contributes increasingly to the education and training of MSc students, allergists, dermatologists, GPs and general physicians at a national and international level.

Dr. Rutkowski is:
- President of the Clinical Immunology and Allergy Section of the Royal Society of Medicine
- Member of Allergy Specialist Advisory Committee of the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board.

He is a member of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology, European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, World Allergy Organisation.

Areas of interest

anaphylaxis; food allergy; food intolerance; urticaria; hives; angioedema; swelling; omalizumab; anti IgE; Xolair; eczema; adolescent allergy; drug allergy; vaccine allergy; latex allergy; gastrointestinal allergy; venom allergy; allergic asthma; hay fever; allergic and nonallergic rhinitis; sinusitis; conjunctivitis; desensitisation (immunotherapy); sublingual; subcutaneous; food provocation; food challenge; drug provocation; drug challenge; Aspirin desensitisation; autoimmune progesterone dermatitis; mast cell disorders; eosinophilic oesophagitis;

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