RWTH University Hospital Aachen

Aachen, Germany


Henoch-Schonlein Purpura Diagnostics (program ID: 105733)


Tim H. Brümmendorf

Prof. Dr. med.

Tim H. Brümmendorf

Department of Oncology, Hematology and Stem Cell Transplant

Specialized in: oncology, hematology

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The Department of Oncology, Hematology and Stem Cell Transplant at the University Hospital Aachen under the direction of Univ.- Prof. Dr. med. Tim H. Brümmendorf   provides patient care on both inpatient and outpatient basis. It consists of an inpatient section including a separate stem cell unit, an outpatient department and a specialized hematology laboratory.  The Department offers the full range of research, diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant hematological diseases as well as treatment for the patients with the so-called solid tumors. 

As for hematology, the Department of Oncology, Hematology and Stem Cell Transplant at the University Hospital Aachen under the direction of Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Tim H. Brümmendorf specializes in diagnosis and treatment of leukemia, lymphomas as well as  aplastic syndromes, mast cell diseases and myeloproliferative disorders. The focuses of the inpatient care are acute leukemia and high-dose chemotherapy followed by autologous blood stem cell transplantation, especially for multiple myeloma. In the area of solid tumors the Department is known for systemic therapy against lung cancer, head and neck tumors, sarcomas etc. Supportive therapies and systematic psycho-physiological care also belong to the standard treatment, as well as helping the patient coping with social problems.

The Department and its Stem Cell Unit at the University Hospital Aachen under the direction of Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Tim H. Brümmendorf work actively in the Euregionalen Comprehensive Cancer Center Aachen (ECCA) as well.

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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