Clinique La Colline

Geneva, Switzerland

Henoch-Schonlein purpura diagnosis (program ID: 97397)

Eric Gerstel

Dr. med.

Eric Gerstel

Department of Internal Medicine

Specialized in: internal medicine

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Internal Medicine is a medical specialty focused on the diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of complex diseases in adults.

When a hospitalisation is necessary, physicians in Interne Medicine Centre in Clinique La Colline follow and supervise patients throughout their stay. They work closely together with attending physicians who address them their patients for additional investigations or treatments that cannot be completed in an outpatient setting.


Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • antinuclear antibody (ANA)
    • rheumatoid factor (RF)
    • factors VIII and XIII
    • urinalysis
    • complete blood count (CBC)
    • platelet count
    • erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)
    • stool guaiac test
    • blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and creatinine
    • amylase and lipase
    • electrolytes
    • plasma D-dimer
    • plasma thrombin-antithrombin (TAT) complex,
      prothrombin fragment (PF)-1, and PF-2,
      prothrombin time (PT) and activated partial
      thromboplastin time (aPTT)
    • serum IgA
    • antistreptolysin O (ASO)
    • CH50
    • C3 and C4
    • immunocomplexes of IgG and IgA
  • abdominal ultrasound
  • CT/MRI scan (if indicated)
  • aspiration biopsy of the skin and the vascular wall
  • nursing services
  • treatment by chief physician and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan


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About hospital

Clinique La Colline in Geneva Switzerland is a multidisciplinary medical and surgical facility in which patients are treated on an inpatient/outpatient basis. It has six operation rooms that meet the latest standards and are suitable for operations of any kind. Our innovative solutions are all located at a single site, in this way we ease your stay here.

Our aim is to combine expertise and high performance. With hotel-comfort and the latest technology, we ensure you a perfekt inpatient stay.

Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

Further details

Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.