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Bouboulis, Denis A.

  • Allergy Immunology

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Address 125 Strawberry Hill Ave.
Stamford, CT
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Dr. Denis A. Bouboulis earned his medical degree from New York Medical College and interned at Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. He completed his residency at Stamford Hospital and his fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He receives a lot of referrals from doctors throughout the country, even before spring allergies erupt.
“Allergies are not just sneezing and itchy, watery eyes,” he says. “They’re an inflammation of the entire respiratory tract. When that happens, it leads to asthma and recurrent infections—primarily sinusitis and also bronchitis. The respiratory tract is unable to clear germs that land on it. People who have allergies and asthma are unable to clear infections completely unless the allergic inflamation is treated.” Treatments are “not one-size-fits-all. It is important to determine the cause. If you treat just the symptoms, you’ll never be successful,” he says. He notes that diagnosis for strep throat is often missed because the infection may be in the sinuses or adenoids, not necessarily where the swab is used.
Dr. Bouboulis is one of the leading physicians in the country treating children with Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders. The disease manifests itself with an abrupt onset of obsessive-compulsive behavior, quite often accompanied by bipolar symptoms, learning disabilities and motor tics. “It is not a psychiatric disease, but an organic medical disorder,” he says, and “can be devastating to the well-being of the entire family structure.” This condition results in “the postinfectious stimulation of the immune system, with the production of antibodies that cross the blood-brain barrier and disrupt normal function of brain cells. These antibodies, created in an attempt to fight off infection, cross-react with brain tissue, resulting in neuropsychiatric symptoms.” Dr. Bouboulis urges all physicians to consider the association of neuro-psychiatric symptoms with an infection-driven autoimmune disorder.

Additional Information

Organizations: American College of Physicians
Connecticut Medical Society
Diplomate America Board or Allergy & Immunology
American College of Allergy & Immunology
American Academy of Allergy & Immunology
American Association of Certified Allergists

Medical School: New York Medical College
New York University
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Hospital Affiliations: Norwalk Hospital
Stamford Hospital
New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Other Office Locations: 125 Strawberry Hill Ave., Ste. 101, Stamford • (203) 323-7744

Practice: Advanced Allergy, Immunology & Asthma, PC

Bouboulis, Denis A. - Stamford, CT

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