RWTH University Hospital Aachen

Aachen, Germany

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of contact dermatitis (program ID: 105291)

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
    • 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 University Hospital Aachen is a so-called hospital of the university maximum care. With its 34 clinics, 25 institutes and five multidisciplinary units covers the University Hospital Aachen not only the entire spectrum of medicine, but also it offers a patient- oriented medical care and nursing, medical education and research of international level. In the current ranking of the magazine FOCUS took the University Hospital Aachen among 2000 hospitals in Germany with number 15 a peak position. That patient care, medical education and research are located in a central building provides the advantage for an intensive interdisciplinary exchange and a close networking between clinics and scientific research. In this way it promotes a better understanding of disease, enables the progress in diagnosis and treatment for decades, thereby its innovations are of national importance.

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.

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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.