University Hospital of LMU Munich

Munich, Germany

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of psoriasis (program ID: 148555)

Thomas Ruzicka

Prof. Dr. med.

Thomas Ruzicka

Department of Dermatology and Allergology

Specialized in: dermatology

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The Department of Dermatology and Allergology has a dedicated team, which currently consists of 50 physicians as well as 300 nurses and medical technical assistants. Every year, it performs more than 90,000 outpatient surgeries, and more than a half of these patients are new patients. More than 5,800 patients are treated at the inpatient department every year.

The 8-floor hospital site is listed as a protected monument: built in 1929, as the first hospital in a high-rise building, it has set an example for hospital architecture of later years.

The Department of Dermatology and Allergology at the University Hospital of Munich, under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Ruzicka, offers the following range of services:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune and HIV-associated diseases
  • Diagnosis and treatment of skin tumors
  • Diagnosis and treatment of infections of skin and subcutaneous tissue
  • Diagnosis and treatment of bullous dermatoses
  • Diagnosis and treatment of papulosquamous skin diseases
  • Diagnosis and treatment of urticaria and erythema
  • Diagnosis and treatment of skin and subcutaneous tissue diseases by radiation therapy
  • Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of skin appendages
  • Diagnosis and treatment of other skin and subcutaneous tissue diseases
  • Dermatosurgery
  • Esthetic surgery
  • Andrology
  • Dermatohistology
  • Dermatologic light therapy
  • Diagnosis and treatment of dermatitis and eczema
  • Diagnosis and treatment of hemangiomas
  • Diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (venereology)
  • Wound healing disorders

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • immune status (IgE)
  • differential diagnosis of other diseases of the skin 
  • skin scratch/prick tests
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • treatment by chief physician and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
    (the cost of medicines is not included)
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About hospital

The hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich is a center of high-end medicine, medical innovation and medical and technical progress, which enables an individual and safe patient care. The team of the hospital occupies an excellent position among Germany’s university hospitals, thanks to its leading role in patient care, research and education. The hospital has gained the great reputation by hiring high qualified staff: around 10,000 employees from the fields of medicine, patient care, administration, technology and supply services take care of your vast convalescence and rehabilitation.

With more than 2,200 beds, the University Hospital of Munich (LMU) is a highly advanced hospital with 45 clinics, institutes and departments covering all fields of medicine. With its two campuses in Grosshadern and in the city center, the University Hospital of Munich is since October 1, 1999 an organizationally, economically and administratively complete independent part of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich.  As a result of this merger, the University Hospital of Munich has developed into one of the largest hospitals in Germany and Europe. In accordance with the change of its legal form on June 1, 2006, the hospital received its present status as an incorporated public law institution.

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.