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University Hospital Mainz

location_on Mainz, Germany
9.7/10 from 24 Votes

Department of Pediatric Immunology and Rheumatology (501026)

Anja Sonnenschein

Dr. med.

Anja Sonnenschein

Specialized in: pediatric immunology, rheumatology

About the department

The Department of Pediatric Immunology and Rheumatology at the University Hospital Mainz offers the full range of services in these medical fields. The department has more than 25 years of successful experience in the treatment of children and adolescents with diseases of bones, muscles, connective tissue and pathologies of the immune system. The great advantage of the department is its in-house modern Clinical and Immunological Laboratory where all the specialized examinations are conducted. The doctors of the department have excellent qualifications and unique knowledge in their specialization, so they can easily cope with even the most complex clinical cases. The Head of the department is Prof. Dr. med. Anja Sonnenschein.

The main clinical focuses of the department include the diagnostics and treatment of the following diseases:

  • Immunodeficiency
    • Agammaglobulinemia (for example, Bruton disease)
    • Persistent hypogammaglobulinemia (for example, CD40 ligand deficiency)
    • Transient hypogammaglobulinemia
    • Partial T-cell deficiency (DiGeorge syndrome)
    • Combined immunodeficiency after bone marrow transplantation
    • Chronic reaction "graft versus host disease"
    • Granulocyte defects (for example, septic granulomatosis)
    • Cyclic neutropenia
    • Chemotaxis defects
  • Rheumatic diseases
    • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
    • Juvenile spondylitis (Bekhterev's disease)
    • Chronic iridocyclitis/uveitis
    • Acute arthritis
    • Disease complications and therapy (chronic osteoporosis, arterial hypertension, amyloidosis, etc.)
  • Autoimmune diseases
    • Systemic lupus erythematosus
    • Dermatomyositis
    • Chronic vasculitis
    • Henoch-Schonlein purpura
    • Kawasaki syndrome
    • Vasculitis with CNS lesion
  • Other diseases

The service range of the department includes: 

  • Diagnostics of rheumatic and immunologic diseases, including immunodeficiencies
    • Anamnesis collection
    • Physical examination
    • Laboratory tests
    • Instrumental diagnostics
  • Laboratory tests (within the Laboratory of Immunodiagnostics)
  • Consultations on the causes, course and treatment of various pathologies
  • Treatment prescription
  • Regular outpatient monitoring and care during the therapy
    • Interim anamnesis
    • Physical examination
    • Laboratory tests
    • Instrumental diagnostics
    • Therapy correction
  • Cooperation with other disciplines
  • Regular consultations of physicians (including the specific clinical cases)
  • Other services

Photo of the doctor: (c) Universitätsmedizin der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz 

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