Consultant Profile

Dr Michel Erlewyn-Lajeunesse

Dr Michel Erlewyn-Lajeunesse BSc, MBBS, DM, FRCPCH
Practicing at:
Spire Southampton Hospital
  • Allergy
    • Allergy
  • Immunology
    • Allergy
  • Paediatric medicine
    • Allergy
Special clinical interests:
  • Childrens allergies
  • Food allergy
  • Asthma
  • Eczema
  • Hay fever
  • Recurrent urticaria
  • Recurrent fever or infections
  • HIV
  • Vaccine reactions 
Research interests:
  • Children’s allergy and asthma
  • Vaccine safety
Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant in Paediatric Allergy
Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
  • British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
  • European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Children’s HIV Association
  • British Paediatric Allergy Immunology and Infection Group
  • UK Paediatric Vaccine Group
Contact Details 
Private secretary:
Christine Dyche
Private secretary telephone number:
0333 939 0002
Private secretary fax:
0333 939 0004
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Dr Erlewyn-Lajeunesse is a UK trained consultant paediatric immunologist. HIs practice involves the care of all forms of children’s allergy including food, animal, pollen, drug, and insect venom reactions, asthma, eczema and hay fever. He also treats children with recurrent infections, fevers and Urticaria. Dr Erlewyn-Lajeunesse can offer allergy skin testing, which will often give a diagnosis in clinic. Privately he consults exclusively at Spire Southampton Hospital.   

In November 2009 Dr Erlewyn-Lajeunesse carried out allergy testing for a child who was being filmed as part of Channel 4's Embarrassing Bodies kids special.


Personal profile:

Despite his French Canadian name, Dr Erlewyn-Lajeunesse was born in the UK and trained in medicine at Imperial College London (St Mary’s Hospital). He wrote his doctorate on preschool children’s asthma at Southampton University. He has also undertaken training in complementary and alternative medicine, and has a sympathetic approach to these treatment modalities – although his practice is entirely conventional. He sits on the governmental regulatory board for the safety of homeopathic medicines. He has wide ranging research interests in children’s allergies and vaccine safety and is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Southampton.


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Dr Michel Erlewyn-Lajeunesse

Dr Michel Erlewyn-Lajeunesse

Dr Erlewyn-Lajeunesse appeared on the Embarrassing Bodies Kids special on Friday 14th May 2010.

Dr Lajeunesse tested three year old Charlie for allergies. Find out more from the Embarrassing Bodies website.

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