RWTH University Hospital Aachen

Aachen, Germany

Diagnosis of shingles (program ID: 105347)

Hans Merk

Prof. Dr. med.

Hans Merk

Department of Dermatology and Allergology – Skin Clinic

Specialized in: dermatology

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The Department of Dermatology at the University Hospital Aachen under the direction of  Prof. Dr. med. Jens Malte Baron offers inpatient treatment, treatment in the daytime department and outpatient treatment of the patients with diseases of the skin and allergy. The clinical priorities of the Department of Dermatology and Allergology are allergic skin diseases such as eczema, urticaria and allergic drug reactions, occupational dermatology, wound healing, bullous skin diseases, psoriasis and as well as skin tumors, including melanomas, carcinomas and basal cell carcinomas. The focuses of the research are allergic diseases, such as contact eczema, psoriasis, photodynamic therapy and innovative dermatopharmacology. 

The Department of Dermatology and Allergology at the University Hospital Aachen under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Jens Malte Baron has all diagnostic and therapeutic opportunities, which help to explain the clinical picture of allergic diseases due to the environment, e.g., pollen allergens, mites, animal hair as well as the diseases due to food, medicines and substances related to the professional activities. The numerous specific immunotherapies (SIT) as well as treatments by means of recombinant, humanized monoclonal antibodies against immunoglobulin E (Anti-IgE) are provided within the medical treatment on both outpatient and inpatient basis. 

The team of the unit “Surgical Dermatology” of the Department of Dermatology under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Jens Malte Baron mainly specializes in the treatment of benign and malignant skin tumors. A key attention, i.a., is paid to basal cell, squamous cell skin cancer, malignant melanoma, rare malignancies.

The goal of all the workers of the Department of Dermatology and Allergology under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Jens Malte Baron is to provide the patient-oriented care relevant to the current level of science and not deprived of humanity.

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • dermatological skin examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
    • herpes simplex virus (HSV)
    • Immunoassay for antibody analysis (Ig G, Ig M) to herpes zoster
  • differential diagnosis of other diseases of the skin 
  • 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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