University Hospital Erlangen

Erlangen, Germany

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of vitiligo (program ID: 255233)

Gerold Schuler

Prof. Dr. med.

Gerold Schuler

Department of Dermatology

Specialized in: dermatology

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Dermatological Clinic at Erlangen University Clinic is an internationally recognized center of high competence for diagnostics and treatment of skin diseases. With advanced world level of knowledge, every year it treats more than 3,000 inpatients (46 night and 10 day inpatient beds), and almost 30,000 outpatients. Since December 06, 2002, the quality management system of the Dermatological Clinic is certified according to ISO 9001:2008.

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

The basic treatment directions in the clinic are as follows:

  • Skin tumors (malignant melanoma and other malignant skin diseases of) and surgical dermatology
  • Allergies, including production and environmental dermatology
  • (Auto-) immune diseases
  • Psoriasis, including training for adults
  • Neurodermatitis, including training
  • 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 examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • ANA (antinuclear antibody)
    • 25-Hydroxy-Vitamin D
    • folate/B12
    • thyroid peroxidase antibody (TPOAb)
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • nursing services
  • services of all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
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About hospital

University Hospital Erlangen is one of the leading university hospitals in Bavaria and offers advanced medicine, characterized by tight integration of care for patients with university research and teaching. It pursues a very innovative concept. The results of studies in Erlangen set the new standards in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment. From 1368 planned locations in 48 clinics, institutes and departments in all areas of medicine, this University Hospital is the most well-equipped in the region. In general, in 2012, the clinic treated approximately 62,000 inpatients and 459,000 outpatients. Various care centers, networks and multidisciplinary teams have made possible a comprehensive and interdisciplinary treatment. Taking care of and for a man is the motivation for the patient care, teaching and research. The clinic ranks 8th in the 2015 list of top clinics according to FOCUS.


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.