Caroline Nilsson

Caroline Nilsson

Anknuten till Forskning | Docent
Besöksadress: Södersjukhuset, Sjukhusbacken 25, 11883 Stockholm
Postadress: S1 Klinisk forskning och utbildning, Södersjukhuset, S1 KI SÖS Forskning Pediatrik Nopp, 118 83 Stockholm

Om mig

  • I am a pediatrician and pediatric allergologist at Sachs´ Children and Youth
    Hospital where I have worked since 1996. I slipped into research after my
    internship and defended my theses in 2006 at Karolinska Institutet with the
    dissertation "Cytokine profiles, infections and IgE sensitization in
    childhood". In 2014, I became an associate professor of pediatrics at
    Karolinska Institutet and supervise several doctoral students in the research
    area of ​​allergic diseases. In 2011-2020, I was a specialist in child
    allergology in Stockholm, and a board member (treasurer, chairman) of the
    Swedish Association for Allergology (SFFA) 2013-2019. I have worked with
    national guidelines for anaphylaxis under the auspices of SFFA as well as
    European guidelines for food allergy and anaphylaxis for the European
    Association of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (EAACI). I also work with
    patient education, including camp activities for children and parents under
    the auspices of the Asthma and Allergy Association. I have been participating
    in the department of Clinical Science and Education, Södersjukhuset,
    Karolinska Institutet, doctoral admissions committee since 2020. My current
    clinical work is a out-patient activity at the Sachs´ Children and Youth
    MD, PhD


  • My research began with a cohort study in which the children, to allergic and
    non-allergic parents, were born into the study. The children are followed
    from 0-20 years of age. One of my doctoral students has met the young adults
    at the age of 20 and now data processing is underway with a focus on risk and
    health factors for the development of allergic diseases. The cohort has so
    far given rise to 30 published articles and is included in 15 dissertations.
    My current research focus is food allergy, both IgE- and non-IgE-mediated
    food allergy, allergy diagnosis and treatment. We have shown that diagnostics
    with IgE antibodies against individual proteins in foods from the plant
    kingdom, eg peanuts, hazelnuts, provide a more reliable diagnosis. We can now
    distinguish between "real" allergies that can cause severe allergic reactions
    compared to cross-reactions with pollen that give mild reactions.
    I am responsible in Sweden for an international multicenter study with oral
    immunotherapy to peanuts in children 4-17 years. In addition, I am one of two
    responsible for the only Swedish oral immunotherapy treatment study for
    peanut allergic toddlers, 1-3 years, the Smacho study. The study is ongoing
    at Sachs´ Children and Youth Hospital´s research department. In a national
    multicenter oral immunotherapy study for milk allergic children, 5-15 years,
    I am one of the responsible for the study. I am also conducting a study on
    eosinophilic esophagitis, diagnosis and treatment, together with researchers
    at Bioclinicum. I supervise 4 doctoral students and some resident physician
    in pediatrics.


Alla övriga publikationer


  • The gut-lung axis - clinical observations and mechanistic insights
    Swedish Heart-Lung Foundation
    1 January 2021 - 31 December 2023


  • Anknuten till Forskning, Klinisk forskning och utbildning, Södersjukhuset, Karolinska Institutet, 2023-2026

Examina och utbildning

  • Docent, pediatrik, Karolinska Institutet, 2014
  • MEDICINE DOKTORSEXAMEN, Institutionen för klinisk forskning o utbildning, Södersjukhuset, Karolinska Institutet, 2006
  • Läkarexamen, Karolinska Institutet, 1993

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