University Hospital Erlangen

Erlangen, Germany


Henoch-Schonlein Purpura Diagnostics (program ID: 256777)


Andreas Mackensen

Prof. Dr. med.

Andreas Mackensen

Department of Hematology and Internistic Oncology

Specialized in: hematology, oncology, internal medicine

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The clinic conducts diagnostics and treatment for patients with hematopoietic system disorders, including a number of acute and chronic leukemias and malignant lymphomas, as well as malignant tumors, if they need chemotherapy or other systemic treatments. The core task is professional and competent nursing. Still, the clinic develops the best practices for treatment and makes an international contribution to the clinical and experimental cancer studies. Student training and in-depth training of physicians, nurses and medical staff is an integral part of the work.

All systemic therapy, including autologous and allogeneic bone marrow or blood stem cell transplantation, as well as antibody therapy can be performed there. Besides hospital beds, the clinic comprises a specialized outpatient clinic for patients who underwent allogeneic transplantation and a therapeutic outpatient facility for chemotherapy in the outpatient setting and injections, as well as diagnostic laboratories.

It also serves the patients with the other neoplastic diseases of all kinds, when a systemic therapy is required, particularly for the purpose of relieving pain. Certainly, the optimal treatment strategy is determined by the interdisciplinary board with surgical disciplines, radiation therapy, and, possibly, other disciplines.

Medical services:

  • Acute leukemia
  • Myelodysplasia
  • Chronic leukemia and myeloproliferative disorders
  • Malignant lymphoma
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Rare systemic disease

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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