Dr. Györgyi Műzes PhD, CSc, Habil.
Associate Professor; Head
Dr. Ferenc Sipos, PhD
Immunology encompasses clinical and laboratory activity dealing with the study, diagnosis and management of patients with a plethora of diseases resulting from disordered immuneregulatory mechanisms. Since clinical immunology is a holistic speciality it requires a close link between clinical practice and research as well as basic science. Recent major advances in basic immunology and immunogenetics are rapidly being translated into better therapies for immune diseases.
Patient Care / Clinical Service
The Immunology Unit as part of the Internal Medicine Department is a multidisciplinary clinical service dedicated for assessment and management of a wide variety of immune / allergic disorders ranging from immune system failure to an over-zealous immune system. The Division provides quality diagnostic and therapeutic care for adult patients with conditions affecting the immune / inflammatory system including systemic autoimmune diseases (like systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren’s syndrome, scleroderma, inflammatory myopathies / polymyositis, primary antiphospholipid syndrome, vasculitides), autoinflammatory diseases, organ-specific autoimmune diseases (affecting almost all body organs), allergic conditions (like allergic rhinitis, food and environmental allergies, urticaria and angioedema, allergic rashes) , and primary immunodeficiency states of many types ranging in complexity and severity.
The Division Members G. Műzes and F. Sipos have been trained both in internal medicine and clinical immunology and allergy, therefore, the breadth of knowledge allows them to provide a comprehensive care for patients. There are inpatient and consultative services as well as outpatient clinics in operation. The Division works closely with many of the other Departments at Semmelweis University, and institutions as Military Hospital – State Health Centre, National Institute of Clinical Neurosciences, Gottsegen György Hungarian Intitute of Cardiology, and National Institute of Oncology.
The Division is involved in educational activities of Semmelweis University at many levels, including demonstrations, practices and lectures for Hungarian and foreign undergraduate medical students, supervision of University theses, training of Internal Medicine residents, postgraduate Clinical Immunology fellowship program, and participation in postdoctoral research (PhD) program.