University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

Hamburg, Germany


Henoch-Schonlein purpura diagnosis (program ID: 242153)


Ania C. Muntau

Prof. Dr. med.

Ania C. Muntau

Department of Pediatrics

Specialized in: pediatrics

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The chief physician of the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf is Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Ania C. Muntau. As the specialist in pediatric and adolescent medicine, Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Ania C. Muntau specializes in pediatric metabolic medicine. 

The Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf deals with the treatment of patients with pediatric diseases. The treatment is provided on outpatient (17,711 cases a year) and inpatient (4,655) basis as well as within the day inpatient clinic (935) and intensive care units (421).

A key focus of the Department is liver and kidney transplantation. The Nephrology Center of the Department focuses on treatment and nursing of children with chronic renal failure. The treatment is provided to patients of all age groups from newborns and up to young adults. The treatment options for renal failure include conservative therapy, all methods of dialysis, preparation for kidney transplant (incl. a living donor) as well as follow-up after the transplant. 

The activities of the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf under the direction of Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Ania C. Muntau are closely interconnected with other pediatric institutions of the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf. These include Cardiac Surgery, Cardiology, the Department of Pediatric Oncology, Pediatric Radiology and Neuroradiology, Neurosurgery, Pediatric and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychosomatics as well as Obstetrics and Genetics. The intensive cooperation with other disciplines ensures a comprehensive patient care at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf. 

The main treatment focuses of the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf under the direction of Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Ania C. Muntau are:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of disorders of lipid metabolism
  • Patient care before and after the transplant
  • Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the airways and lungs, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, gastrointestinal tract
  • Diagnosis and treatment of (congenital) vascular, neurological, neurometabolic / neurodegenerative, neuromuscular diseases, pediatric kidney diseases, rheumatic diseases and metabolic disorders
  • Diagnosis and treatment of congenital and acquired immunodeficiency disorders
  • Diagnosis and treatment of developmental disorders in infancy, early childhood and school age
  • Endoscopic diagnosis
  • Pediatric surgery
  • Biomolecular diagnosis in case of congenital metabolic disorders
  • Neonatal / pediatric intensive care medicine
  • Newborn screening

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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