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Research group


Clinical and Experimental Allergology Group GACE

Academic Unit: Faculty of Medicine

Colombian Ministry of Science








Medical and health sciences


Clinical medicine

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Strategic Focus

To generate, verify, and disseminate knowledge at the scientific and clinical level directed towards the development of clinical and experimental allergology in the health and academic-scientific sectors. All of this is attained through the training and teaching of new researchers and through the design of programs and research projects in the clinical and immunogenetic areas of allergic diseases.

Research Areas and Topics

  • Occupational Allergy.
  • Clinical Allergology.
  • Experimental Allergology.
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics.
  • Clinical Epidemiology in Allergic Diseases.
  • Genetics of allergic diseases.
  • Immunomodulation.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Good health and well-being Quality education Gender equality Decent work and economic growth Industry innovation and infraestructure Climate action

Group Coordinator

Ricardo Cardona Villa MD, MSc.

Master's Degree in Immunology.

Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia.

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Scientific Cooperation

Collaborative Relationships

  • World Allergy Organization (WAO).
  • UCARE (Center of Reference and Excellence for Hives from the European Global Allergy and Asthma Network - GA²LEN).

  • Latin American Society of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.
  • Colombian Association of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.

Notable Projects

  • Predictive model of the clinical response to antihistamines in patients with chronic urticaria, according to clinical and immunological markers.
  • Impact of Specific Allergen Immunotherapy in Pediatric Asthma Patients. 
  • Frequency of local nasal hypersensitivity to mites among patients with negative skin and serological allergy tests.
  • Evaluation of IgE sensitization and sociodemographic conditions as determinants of asthma severity.

Main Research Results

  • Identification of antigenic epitopes of thyroperoxidase, thyroglobulin and interleukin-24. Exploration of cross-reactivity with environmental allergens and possible role in urticaria and hypothyroidism. DOI: 10.1016/j.imlet.2020.02.003
  • Clinical Characterization of Patients with Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria according to Anti-TPO igE Levels. DOI: 10.1155/2019/4202145
  • Nasal Provocation Test with Cat and Dog Extracts: Results according to Molecular Components. DOI: 10.1155/2020/6365314
  • Causal Relationship Between Anti-TPO IgE and Chronic Urticaria by In Vitro and In Vivo Tests. DOI: 10.4168/aair.2019.11.1.29

Research Portafolio

  • Allergology Consultation.
  • Patch testing.
  • Intra-epidermal tests (Prick).
  • Oral provocation tests.
  • Nasal provocation tests.
  • Tolerance induction, desensitization or immunomodulation procedures.
  • Specific IgE test in serum by UniCAP (Phadia).
  • Acoustic Rhinometry.
  • Immunomodulation (immunotherapy).
  • Expert advice on clinical and occupational allergology.

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