Charite University Hospital Berlin

Berlin, Germany

Diagnosis of Lyme Disease (Lyme borreliosis) (program ID: 170127)

Bodo Niggemann

Prof. Dr. med.

Bodo Niggemann

Department of Pediatric Pneumology, Immunology and Intensive Care Medicine

Specialized in: pediatric pneumology, immunology, intensive care medicine

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2001 wurde Niggemann mit dem Albrecht-von-Graefe Preis für Lehre der Charité Berlin ausgezeichnet. Zusätzlich gewann Professor Niggemann im Mai 2014 einen Award der European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) für sein stetiges Engagement für die Prävention, Diagnose und Behandlung von allergischen Erkrankungen bei Kindern.


  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI)
  • Ärzteverband deutscher Allergologen (AEDA)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Allergologie und klinische Immunologie (DGAKI)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kinderheilkunde (DGKJ)
  • European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (EAACI)
  • European Respiratory Society (ERS)
  • Gesellschaft für Pädiatrische Allergologie (GPA)
  • Gesellschaft für Pädiatrische Pneumologie (GPP)
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The Department of Pediatric Pneumology, Immunology and Intensive Care Medicine at the University Hospital Charité Berlin is located at the Virchow-Klinikum Campus. The director of the department is Prof. Dr. Bodo Niggemann.

The Department of Pediatric Pneumology, Immunology and Intensive Care Medicine treats acute and chronically ill patients with allergies, pulmonary, immunological and rheumatological diseases from birth to the age of full physical development. Furthermore, patients with congenital cystic fibrosis are provided with the treatment here.

The Department of Pediatric Pneumology, Immunology and Intensive Care Medicine is based not only on the globally renowned patient care, but also on the quality and scope of scientific activities. The department under direction of Prof. Dr. Bodo Niggemann intensively works on the research in such fields as allergies, immunodeficiencies, HIV, Tb and infection immunology, cystic fibrosis and rheumatic diseases in childhood.

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • general blood analysis
    • lipid metabolism
    • carbohydrate metabolism
    • mineral metabolism
    • protein electrophoresis
    • immune stasus
    • immunofluorescence assay (IFA)
      (total Lyme titer or IgG and IgM titers)
    • enzyme immunoassay (EIA)
    • PCR detection
    • inflammation indicators
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • joint aspiration- to exclude other causes of
    effusion (eg, septic arthritis, gout, pseudogout)
  • CSF analysis - In patients with meningitis
  • ECG - to identify Lyme carditis
  • nursing services
  • services of all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
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