University Hospital Erlangen

Erlangen, Germany


Diagnosis of shingles (program ID: 255247)


Gerold Schuler

Prof. Dr. med.

Gerold Schuler

Department of Dermatology

Specialized in: dermatology

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The Department of Dermatology at the University Hospital Erlangen is an internationally recognized Center of Excellence in diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases. Over 3,000 inpatients (46 inpatient beds, 10 beds in the day hospital) and about 30,000 outpatients are annually treated here in accordance with the latest scientific achievements. Since December 2002, the quality management system of the Department of Dermatology has been certified in accordance with ISO 9001:2008. The Department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. univ. Gerold Schuler.

The Department of Dermatology at the University Hospital Erlangen explores new possibilities for the treatment of inflammatory and neoplastic diseases. Patients with malignant melanoma can be treated using a special immunotherapy even at the progressing stages. This therapy, developed jointly with the Nobel Prize winners, Professor Ralph Steinman (Rockefeller University, New York) and Professor Gerold Schuler, is currently available only in a few hospitals in the world.

The main treatment focuses of the Department of Dermatology at the University Hospital Erlangen under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. univ. Gerold Schuler are

  • Skin tumors (malignant melanoma and other malignant skin diseases) and surgical dermatology
  • Allergies, including production and environmental dermatology 
  • (Auto-) immune diseases
  • Psoriasis
  • Neurodermatitis
  • Hair and scalp diseases
  • Andrology (treatment of male urinary organs: treatment of infertility/erectile dysfunction)
  • Dermatohistopathology
  • Care of patients with chronic wounds

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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The program includes:

  • Translation of medical documents up to 4 pages
  • Interpreter up to 3 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 8 pages
  • Interpreter up to 5 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 8 hours
  • Insurance in case of extra expenses for the treatment of foreign patients
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 10 hours
  • Insurance in case of extra expenses for the treatment of foreign patients
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 15 hours
  • Insurance in case of extra expenses for the treatment of foreign patients
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 25 hours
  • Insurance in case of extra expenses for the treatment of foreign patients
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
Total costs:

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