Dr Chris Rutkowski

Dr Chris Rutkowski

Dr Krzysztof Rutkowski

Allergy 06150016


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  • Open Referral network
Bupa Platinum consultant
Fee assured
Open Referral network


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  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

Dr. Rutkowski is a Consultant Allergist at 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 and the 2024 EAACI/GALEN International urticaria guidelines writing group.

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 the past President of the Clinical Immunology and Allergy Section of the Royal Society of Medicine.

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.

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; allergy in confirmed mastocytosis; eosinophilic oesophagitis;

Dr Rutkowski does not manage mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS) and gastrointestinal food intolerances.

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