We are the combination of four hospitals: the General Hospital, the Children’s Hospital, the Women’s Hospital and the Traumatology, Rehabilitation and Burns Hospital. We are part of the Vall d’Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus: a world-leading health park where healthcare plays a crucial role.
Below we will list the departments and units that form part of Vall d’Hebron Hospital and the main diseases that we treat. We will also make recommendations based on advice backed up by scientific evidence that has been shown to be effective in guaranteeing well-being and quality of life.
We will guide you from your first visit to the centre, allowing you to find all the departments and make the most of our facilities. Whatever the reason for your visit, we will explain how to get about the hospital.
Infants with a primary immunodeficiency (PI) are more susceptible to recurring, lingering, serious and uncommon infections. For this reason, you need to take into account the precautions required to prevent them.
Primary immunodeficiencies are a group of genetic disorders in which the immune system functions improperly. There are more than 300 different types of primary immunodeficiency illnesses (PI), from fairly minor illnesses to other more serious ones that may prove fatal if not treated properly.
Regardless of the age at which the illness begins, it should be considered a chronic process for life. The initial symptoms resemble common illnesses (sinus infection, ear infection, fever, etc.) and this can lead to a delay in their diagnosis.
The following warning signs may cause suspicion of an immune deficiency:
These infants are more susceptible to recurring, lingering, serious and unusual infections. At the same time, they are more likely to suffer from autoimmune diseases, allergies and abnormal tissue growth.
For this reason the necessary precautions must be taken to prevent infections. The strictness with which these measures must be applied will depend on the seriousness of picture presented and will have to be agreed with medical personnel:
The treatment chosen is up to your paediatrician and will depend on the type of PI and other factors. Most infants will, however, need the following treatment:
There are currently excellent collaboration channels between the biggest PI organisations, which provide optimum connections between medical staff and scientists (ESID - European Society for Immunodeficiencies), nursing staff (INGID - International Nursing Group for Immunodeficiencies) and patients (IPOPI - International Patient Organisation for Primary Immunodeficiencies).
In Catalonia, the Associació Catalana de Dèficits Immunitaris Primaris (ACADIP - Catalan Association for Primary Immunodeficiencies) aims to support patients and their families, and to campaign for the scientific community to increase research into new PI treatments. You can find further information on the association’s website: www.acadip.org.
Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunodeficiencies Unit
Hereditary Angioedema Unit
Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine
Paediatric Intensive Care
Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Nutritional Support and Paediatric Hepatic Transplants
Paediatric Oncology and Haematology
Obstetrics Ultrasound Unit
Social Obstetrics Unit
Gynaecological Oncology and Pathology of the Lower Genital Tract
Diagnostic and Interventional Haemodynamics
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Prenatal Diagnosis Unit
Perinatal Mental Health Unit
General and Digestive Surgery
Paediatric Cardiac Surgery
Pneumology, allergology and cystic fibrosis
Diabetes and Pregnancy Unit
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery and Transplants
Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Obstetric and Gynaecological Emergency Care
Paediatric Hospitalisation and Hospital Paediatrics Unit
Paediatric Maxillofacial Surgery
Paediatric Digestive Surgery and Transplants
Paediatric emergency care
Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology
Anaesthesia, Resuscitation and Pain Management
Neonatal and Foetal Surgery
Endocrine, Metabolic, and Bariatric Surgery
Congenital Heart Disease in Adolescents and Adults
Prematurity Prevention Unit
Plastic Surgery and Burns
Gynaecological Endoscopic Surgery
Paediatric Oncological Surgery Unit
Foetal Medicine and Surgery Unit
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